FANDANGO 2015 Escape To Fun And Games to be held at MOSTHistory 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 2015

Sept. 24, 2015

The Museum of South Texas History will host its 39th annual fundraising auction ¡FANDANGO! 2015 Escape To Fun And Games at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 10. Funds raised during this evening of fast-paced dinner auction excitement will enable MOSTHistory to continue to provide preservation and education programs for the community. Advance (required) individual tickets for $150 per person and reserved tables for 10 persons for $3,000 (Premium) and $1,500 (Standard) are now on sale through October 2. The auction catalogue can be viewed in advance at The dinner auction will include drawings, a tabletop auction, a blackboard auction and a live auction, providing a variety of fun and games for everyone. Guests should be sure to purchase their tickets early in order to advance register and maximize their time to bid in all of the auctions.

Inspired by MOSTHistory’s Save Our Jail Campaign, this year’s theme merges with the world’s number one board game MONOPOLY when everyone must first “GO TO JAIL” in order to “COLLECT” the event’s signature cocktail, the Jailhouse Mule, and where the fun and games begin at the Tabletop Auction, Blackboard Auction and Live Auction. This year’s Live Auction is sure to create a bidding war over an impressive array of items including hunting packages, a catered dinner for 50, night-time sniper training and sports packages for either an NBA or NFL game — parking passes included.

Whether or not one is able to attend ¡FANDANGO! 2015, everyone can participate in the Top Hat Drawings which includes two levels of tickets. The Muy Grande Top Hat Drawing is $25 for one ticket, and the Pequeño Top Hat Drawing is $25 for five tickets. To participate simply review the list of items, select the type of tickets to be purchased and the number of tickets to be placed in the corresponding Top Hat Drawing. Participants do not need to be present to win substantial gift certificates for groceries, restaurants, private Pilates classes or a beer dinner for six and other intriguing items.

For more information or to purchase tickets, stop by MOSTHistory in downtown Edinburg at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square, visit or call +1-956-383-6911. This October 10 take a “CHANCE” and “Roll the Dice” with MR. MONOPOLY at ¡FANDANGO! 2015 Escape To Fun And Games, together making MOSTHistory the big winner.

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, like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, connect on LinkedIn, find on Google+ or call +1-956-383-6911.