Duo to perform on February 23rd during day of family fun at MOSTHistory Pioneer and Ranching Crafts Day!
The Museum of South Texas History is pleased to announce the return of the Gillette Brothers at Pioneer and Ranching Crafts Day, a yearly event for all ages featuring traditional crafts, children’s activities, food, music and dance performances. Cowboy music and poetry performed by the award winning and international touring and recording duo, Guy and Pipp Gillette, will be one of several exciting features found at this family-friendly event to be held on February 23, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with two outdoor performances scheduled at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The Gillette Brothers have kept the tradition of cowboy music alive through their songs and poetry, giving momentum to the recent revitalization of cowboy music and poetry. Along with performing in seamless, natural harmonies, the duo tells the stories of how their music originated in the trail-driving period of the late 1800s. During this era cowboys from different parts of the country flooded the open range giving birth to new genres of story and song, forever immortalizing the cowboy.
Among their many awards, Guy and Pipp Gillette received the Western Heritage Wrangler Award for the Best Traditional Western Album of 2010 from The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Visitors to the museum have the unique opportunity to experience the soothing music of the Gillette Brothers at any time by pausing on the wharf in the steamboat display in the Rio Grande Legacy exhibition. MOSTHistory is honored to be a venue for their timeless music at Pioneer and Ranching Crafts Day.
In addition to performances by the Gillette Brothers, Pioneer and Ranching Crafts Days will include horsehair braiding, quilting, woodworking, spinning, weaving and other traditional activities provided by skilled artisans and performers. Children’s activities include crafting corn husk dolls and Indian bead necklaces. New to this year’s Pioneer and Ranching Crafts Day, artisans will demonstrate crafting piñatas and alebrijes (decorated Mexican figurines). Visitors will enjoy a highly interactive and entertaining event, fun for the whole family.
Admission to Pioneer and Ranching Crafts Day will be the regular museum admission price: $7 adults (ages 18 ); $5 seniors (ages 62 ), active military with ID, students with ID (ages 13 ); $4 children ages 4-12; free, children ages 3 and under. FRIENDS of the museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDships. For more information about the event or on becoming a FRIEND of the museum, please visit the museum’s website at www.mosthistory.org or call 1-956-383-6911.