The Museum of South Texas History (MOSTHistory) staff is closely following information on COVID-19 provided by local and national governments, including the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC). On March 15 and March 16 the CDC and Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez recommended avoiding crowds of 50 or more. To ensure the health and safety of the community, the following MOSTHistory programs and events are canceled:
- 3/17-3/20: Spring Break Excursion
- 3/18: Winter Texan Wednesday
- 3/28: Heritage Ranch Gala
- 4/4: The Big Squeeze Competition
- 4/11: Cascarón
MOSTHistory event is postponed:
- 4/18: Fiesta de Oro
Other museum services suspended until further notice:
- Research in the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives
- Reading Room appointments including tours of the archives
The museum will continue its normal operations, and will closely monitor attendance levels to ensure they do not rise above the marker set by the CDC. MOSTHistory will keep the community posted on any pertinent changes. The community is welcome to visit onsite or online by following the museum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
The Museum of South Texas History appreciates its singular role in the life of the community. It understands its power to mobilize memory, and to bring memory, culture and history into a place and space that is safe—a refuge of sorts. In an environment that may seem disjointed and frenzied, a museum can serve as an antidote to the tumult. To the extent that it can, the Museum of South Texas History intends to bring calm to the existing milieu.