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Worth The Drive: The Museum of South Texas History

By Annie Potasznik
|  Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012  |  Updated 3:57 PM CDT
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Worth The Drive: The Museum of South Texas History

Why not pack up the fam and take a cultural, educational trip to south Texas?

For almost 40 years, The Museum of South Texas History has preserved and presented the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. Prehistoric plants and animal fossils, native people and European colonization exhibits, and a steamboat replica are on display there.

The Museum has been a part of the community since 1967. It first opened its doors as the Hidalgo County Historical Museum in the old Hidalgo County jail. Built in 1910, the Old Jail continues to be one the most important sections of the museum.

Eight years ago the Museum completed a $5.5 million expansion, including a 22,500 square foot wing that includes the Museum Store, Grand Lobby and permanent exhibits. At the time of the expansion, the Museum changed to its present name to reflect its mission to represent the history of the entire region.

Find It:
Museum of South Texas History
200 N. Closner Blvd.
Edinburg, Texas 78541
(956) 383-6911

Admission Fees:
Adults: $7
Senior citizens (62 and older): $5
Active Military with ID: $5
Students (12 and over with ID): $5
Children (Ages 4-12): $4
Children (Ages 3-0): Free

Hours:
The Museum is open to the public every day except Mondays and most national holidays.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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