Community is encouraged to join global initiative Dec. 1

The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico, is participating in #GivingTuesday – a day dedicated to encouraging others to give – to be held Dec. 1.

DSC_0729The global initiative, #GivingTuesday, is observed the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday but focuses on holiday and end-of-the-year giving. With the use of social media, individuals, businesses and organizations are encouraged to connect with others to motivate them to donate to non-profit organizations whose missions improve the human condition and enhance and enrich the lives of others in their communities.

The Museum of South Texas History preserves and presents the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico and brings the community together with special events, school tours, and preservation and educational programs. This year during #GivingTuesday, the Museum of South Texas History encourages patrons, community leaders, organizations and businesses to support MOSTHistory and its efforts to collect and share the stories of this unique, bicultural region. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to donate through the museum’s online donation page – www.mosthistory.org/donate-here – starting Nov. 18 thru Dec 1. Your help to spread the word on social media by using “I support MOSTHistory! #GivingTuesday” is greatly appreciated, too.

If you have any questions regarding #GivingTuesday or donations to MOSTHistory, please contact us 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 1–5 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, connect on LinkedIn, find on Google+ or call +1-956-383-6911.