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MOSTH Angelica Gonzalez woman with the only head bandana working plane webThe Museum of South Texas History welcomes the community to the launch of a temporary Veterans Day exhibit that honors the historic contributions of South Texas veterans.

From Saturday, November 6 to Sunday, November 21, the museum’s collections and exhibits team will display historic military artifacts. The exhibit will highlight the contributions of veterans from the South Texas region. If you or someone you know would like to share experiences serving in the military, please contact Exhibits and Collections Coordinator Melissa Peña at (956) 383-6911 or email Stories will be recorded and archived in the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives.


An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, November 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum admission is complimentary thanks to Community Partner H-E-B. During the reception, visitors can also participate in a scavenger hunt while exploring the Rio Grande Legacy exhibition. Completed scavenger hunts must be turned in at the Visitors Information Desk for a chance to win a free Family FRIENDship. Scavenger hunts will run through Sunday, November 21, and the drawing will take place Monday, November 22.

Veteran-owned and operated, 5x5 Brewing Company will provide free samples of military-inspired brews at the outdoor Beergarden on the museum grounds. Those who are 21 years of age and older with an ID will be served. Match Made Coffee truck will also sell gourmet coffee and other beverages in the museum parking lot. No food or drinks are allowed in the museum galleries.

For more information about this program, please contact the museum at (956) 383-6911 or visit

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. Founded in 1967 as the Hidalgo County Historical Museum in the 1910 Hidalgo County Jail, the museum has grown through a series of expansions to occupy a full city block. Following the completion of a 22,500 square foot expansion in 2003, 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 and Instagram, follow on Twitter, find on YouTube or call (956) 383-6911.