On Sunday, October 7, 2012, historical re-enactor and Brownsville elementary teacher Sergio Gonzalez transforms into José de Escandón at the Museum of South Texas History starting at 2 p.m.  All ages are invited to attend this special Sunday Speaker Series as Gonzalez provides insight into the life and accomplishments of Escandón.  Hear the story from Escandón himself of how he succeeded in colonizing South Texas and Northeastern Mexico.  Gonzalez is a member of the Palo Alto re-enactors group and has studied the history of the Rio Grande Valley for 28 years.  Regular museum admission applied.  FRIENDS of the Museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDships.  For more information on becoming a FRIEND of the Museum, call 956.383.6911 or visit www.mosthistory.org.  The Museum of South Texas History is located at 200 North Closner Blvd. on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square in downtown Edinburg.