Dia de los Muertos: Cempasuchil – Flower of the Dead
October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us a for the annual community that celebrates and honors Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Families can enjoy face painting, live dance performances, altar exhibits and more!
*Community altar exhibit in the Courtyard Gallery
*Panteón exhibit in the Paseo
Schedule of Performances:
4 p.m. Edinburg North High School Mariachi Oro
4:15 p.m. Edinburg North High School Conjunto
4:30 p.m. Folklorico performances
5:15 p.m. Rio Jordan
8 p.m. Dezorah
9 p.m. Chulita Vinyl Club
More information on activities and performances to follow…
Watch this video from last year's event -
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A Visit at the Museum of South Texas History
When you visit Rio Grande Valley, you definitely have to pay a visit to the Museum of South Texas History. Founded in 1967 as the Hidalgo County Historical Museum, this is one of the most thrilling destinations in the area. If you want to take a closer look at the history of the region through time, this is a wonderful attraction to visit. As you will see, there are multiple amazing exhibits at the museum that will steal your heart away and intrigue you to find out more about the past. Starting from prehistoric times and reaching to the 20th century, you will gain thorough understanding of the history, landmarks, and legacy of Texas.
Exhibitions at the Museum
Winter Texans will be pleased to visit the Museum of South Texas History, which will remind them of past glory and glamour. You will start your tour from the Grand Lobby, where the Spanish Colonial Revival style will fascinate you. The architecture is quite distinctive and adds exquisite elegance to the premises. Rio Grande Legacy is a story unveiled before the eyes of the visitors in three parts, covering a vast era with the use of advanced multimedia. River Crossroads allows the guests to experience a walk inside a train station, as they learn more about the century that has shaped the area most. Finally, at the courtyard, there is the imposing 1910 Jail made of concrete and often hosting wonderful exhibitions. Throughout your visit, Will Looney Legacy Park will welcome you to a place that resembles life in the past. This is a breath of fresh air, as you are visiting the various sections of the Museum.
The museum is open to the public from Thursday to Sunday, closed on Mondays and several national holidays. If you check their schedule, you may even come across one of the multiple special events taking place in the area. In addition, you can arrange for a special guided tour that will make your visit to the museum even more engaging. Of course, a gift store offers a wide variety of items for purchase relevant to the exhibits. They will certainly make outstanding gifts or remind you of your visit to the museum.
The Rio Grande Valley is a marvelous place to visit to escape the cold north and benefit from its unique nature. If you visit the area, the Museum of South Texas History is one of the top sights and attractions you should not miss out on. Education is wonderfully combined with tradition and a feeling of nostalgia, in a blend that surprises and excites your senses!