Judy McClelland, a museum volunteer, shows a young museum visitor early 20th laundry chores.

We live lives full of distractions and frequently miss capturing precious moments and memorable experiences with our loved ones. The museum is a perfect place to create memories with your children or friends through the upcoming Spring Break Safari—a week of exploration and discovery adventures March 13 through March 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The four-day safari aims to encourage families, grandparents and caretakers with children to participate in family-friendly activities that educate and connect South Texas history and traditions. On the first day, March 13, museum visitors will travel through the River Frontier exhibit and make a stop at the Paleo-Indian and the Coahuiltecan exhibit for storytelling activities with emphasis on family unity. On March 14, “mosey” over to the River Highway exhibit for a picture scavenger hunt exploring commerce and trade on the Rio Grande. In the same area, but the following day, March 15, museum visitors will visit the U.S. Army camp to meet camp followers, women who followed the men to war to aid with cooking meals, doing laundry and tending to the sick. A docent portraying a camp follower will describe a typical day at camp. On the final day, March 16, museum visitors will travel to the 20th century through the River Crossroads exhibit. Families and children will have to roll up their sleeves and discover how to use a wash board and churn butter. See how much easier every day chores are today!

Participation in the Spring Break Safari is include with regular museum admission: Adults $7; Seniors/Students (13+)/Active Military $5; Children 4 to 12 $4 and Children 0-3 Free. FRIENDS of MOSTHistory receive free admission as benefit of FRIENDship. To become a FRIEND, please contact Assistant Development Officer Cedar Risica at 956-383-6911. For the latest updates on Spring Break Safari, please visit www.mosthistory.org/events or 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.