The Summer Nights at the Museum adventure will end Thursday, July 12. Beginning at 7 p.m., the final night of the three-night series brings history to life with hands-on activities, living history re-enactors, music and entertainment. To take advantage of all the activities, plan to arrive for the full two-hour experience.
Choo choo! Did you hear that? It’s 1904, and the railroad has finally reached South Texas with trains full of modern farming equipment and new people looking to make a living. Let’s send it back with fresh citrus and cars full of vegetables while watching our families and cities grow too.
The featured River Crossroads exhibit will invite families to discover the great technological feats of the 20th century. Dress like a Mexican revolutionary, learn the impact of the railroad lines and use a decoder to decipher secret military telegraphs. Be transported into the WWII era by learning to spot enemy planes, working on a recycled goods drive and looking through a German U-boat periscope.
Enjoy an interactive scavenger hunt designed to guide your family through the galleries. Children who complete the hunt will receive a free kid’s meal voucher from Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers. And, there will be free lemonade from Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers after you’ve had all that fun!
Families can also fuel up for the adventure by purchasing a Korean-Mexican taco from Nuri Food Truck, which will be parked on the museum’s parking lot. FRIENDs of MOSTHistory can take advantage of a 15% off coupon.
Admission to Summer Nights at the Museum is the regular admission price, passes and coupons excluded: Adults (ages 18+) $7; seniors (ages 62+) and students with ID (13+) $5; children ages 4 to 12, $4; children ages 3 and under are free. As a participating museum in the Blue Star Museums, starting Memorial Day, all active duty military personnel and up to five family members receive free admission to all three Summer Nights at the Museum. Become a FRIEND of the museum to attend all three Summer Nights at the Museum – and more – for FREE. For more information about Summer Nights at the Museum or becoming a FRIEND of MOSTHistory, please call the museum at 956-383-6911.
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.