Museum of South Texas History Celebrates 50th


Museum of South Texas History Celebrates 50th

Museum of South Texas History mixerThe Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and the Museum of South Texas History celebrated the museum’s 50th anniversary June 16 with a mixer. Adding to the festivities is the fact the museum is also the chamber’s June Member of the Month.

The mixer began with a welcome by the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ronnie Larralde and City of Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina. Following was an exclusive tour of the museum by its CEO, Dr. Francisco J. Guajardo.

During the event, guests networked and toured the museum’s exhibits. This included “Golden Memories: Fifty Years of Preserving the Borderland Heritage of the Rio Grande Valley,” a highlight of the history of the museum and its progression.

The historical museum first opened its doors to the 1910 Jail in the spring of 1970. Since then, the museum grew from the small Hidalgo County Historical Museum to an American Alliance of Museums accredited museum. It now features state-of-the-art exhibitions set on a campus encompassing more than a city block.

The Edinburg Chamber will feature MOST History throughout the month on various media platforms as its Member of the Month.