Honor and celebrate grandparents at the Museum of South Texas History
Grandparents play a key role in providing a sense of place and belonging for children and preserving history by sharing family stories, making and sharing a recipe handed down for generations or showing photos of a great, great grandfather who looked just like you. What better way to celebrate the role than by spending the afternoon together at MOSTHistory engaging in activities designed to celebrate those who preserve family traditions. Families can enjoy a variety of activities to celebrate grandparents: light refreshments, souvenir boutonnieres for grandparents, “instant vintage” photos in a photo frame, family tree crafts, or a tour through the galleries. Think you’ve seen the exhibits? Visit them again with a Family History Hunt to spark family conversations and stories. Refresh with coffee and pan dulce in the Grande Lobby after the hunt – or before to have energy for all the fun to be had!
This event is for the community and encourages grandparents who do not family members close by to join in the festivities. Admission to this event is free until noon. Guests who come in after 12:01 p.m. will be charged regular museum admission: $7 adults (ages 18+); $5 seniors with ID (ages 62+) and students with ID (ages 13+); $4 for children (ages 4 to 12); free for children ages 3 and younger; free for active military families. FRIENDS of the Museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship. For more information on the event or becoming a FRIEND of the Museum, call +1-956-383-6911. The Museum of South Texas History is located at 200 N. Closner Blvd. on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square in downtown Edinburg.
About Museum of South Texas History
The Museum of South Texas History is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is located in downtown Edinburg at 200 N. Closner Blvd. on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square. Hours of operation are from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday. Founded in 1967 as the Hidalgo County Historical Museum in the 1910 Hidalgo County Jail, the museum has grown over the decades through a series of expansions to occupy a full city block. In 2003 following the completion of a 22,500 square foot expansion, the museum was renamed the Museum of South Texas History to better reflect its regional scope. Today, the museum preserves and presents the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico through its permanent collection and the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives and exhibits spanning prehistory through the 20th century. For more information about MOSTHistory, including becoming a FRIEND, visit MOSTHistory.org, like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, find on Google+ or call +1-956-383-6911.