Award-winning storyteller set to perform musical show Nov. 15
EDINBURG, Texas — The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico, invites the community to enjoy a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly Sunday Speaker Series event featuring Rickey Pittman, “The Bard of the South”, on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m.
The award-winning storyteller and folksinger will perform in the MOSTHistory Grand Lobby, sharing a variety of musical numbers from “Songs & Stories of the Rio Grande Valley” that include history and culture of the region. Pittman will also be reading from his latest publication, Rio Grande Valley ABC, and will be available to sign copies that can be purchased in the Museum Store. Pittman’s newly published book features elements from life in the Rio Grande Valley. From historical to natural references, it is clear the RGV is situated in the crossroads between the United States and Mexico.
Expect acoustic guitar tunes, fun rhyming and engaging history during this family-friendly event, sure to be a hit with old and young alike. Sunday Speaker Series is included in the fee for regular admission. FRIENDS of the Museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship.
This program is made possible with generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was deeply committed to supporting educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created at the museum by her family to honor her memory and to continue her commitment to providing opportunities for education to the community.
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 North Closner Boulevard 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.