The Museum of South Texas History held a one-day free admission open house on Sept. 14. For this event, the museum extended its free hours to help kick off Hispanic Heritage month.
The museum’s exhibits lead you on a history tour of the blended history of the Rio Grande Valley. The main exhibit, “Rio Grande Legacy Exhibit,” begins in prehistoric times, taking patrons all the way through Spanish colonial times and up to the Civil War. Next is an introduction of steamboats and trains and how modern development impacted the area.
The other main attraction on this day only was the open house of the original 1910 Hidalgo County Jail. The exhibit is a single jail house sitting in its original location. The 1910 Jail is currently clean and clear of artifacts and under renovation to showcase its original form. The 1910 Jail does not have an opening date just yet.