The Museum of South Texas History presents ¡Cascarón!, an Easter celebration, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8.
The museum’s annual event features the regional tradition of decorating “cascarones,” or empty eggshells, filled with confetti. Blank and ready-to-hide cascarones will be available for purchase, while supplies last. Guests can choose to decorate a dozen empty eggshells for $2 or purchase a dozen pre-decorated eggs for $4.
The Easter egg hunt starts at 1 p.m. on the museum’s grassy Gran Paseo. Guests are encouraged to bring their own baskets.
Other activities include basket-making and butterfly crafts for children and families. Balloons and Faces Party Rental will provide free facepainting for visitors. Take a photograph at the Easter-inspired photo booth in the Courtyard Gallery where guests can purchase a Polaroid print for $3 or take a selfie for free.
Looking for last-minute Easter basket items? The Museum Store carries a variety of notebooks, pecan pralines, coin purses, and stuffed animals such as mammoths, armadillos, and horses, making it a borderland-inspired Easter basket.
Spend the afternoon at MOSTH while also enjoying snacks from the Young Guns Baseball team. The team will sell hotdogs, Frito pies, Hot Cheetos and cheese, sodas, and water bottles. For a quick afternoon boost, visit the Grind Coffee Company booth to purchase a handcrafted hot or cold coffee. Tea beverages will also be available.
Admission to ¡Cascaron! is free from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., which includes a self-guided tour to the signature Rio Grande Legacy exhibition. ¡Cascarón! is included in regular museum admission after 12 p.m. Visit mosthistory.org/events for the latest information.
Admission is $9 for adults (ages 18+); $6 for seniors with ID (ages 62+) and students with ID (ages 13+); $5 for children (ages four to 12); free for children ages three and younger. FRIENDS of MOSTH are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship. For more information on the event or becoming a FRIEND of the museum, call (956) 383-6911 or visit mosthistory.org/donations.
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.