Put on a pair of boots and c’mon over to the Museum of South Texas History to celebrate Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. This community festival will offer a day filled with entertainment and demonstrations that illustrate the crafts and traditions of early farming and ranching in South Texas and northeastern Mexico.
This year’s theme celebrates the multitude of bootmakers that exist in the Valley, some for multiple generations. Visitors will have an opportunity to learn about the history and craftwork of regional works. Families and visitors can also experience live ranch-style cooking and craft demonstrations with music by Texas Sweethearts and Pepe Maldonado y su Conjunto. And, returning for spectacular folklorico performances are Edinburg Folklorico Dance Team and Conceptos Entidad Dancistica. Children’s activities and artisan vendors will be scattered throughout the museum grounds for a better family experience. For the latest updates on this special family event, please visit mosthistory.org/events or call the museum at 956-383-6911.
The Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day event is included in regular museum admission: $7 adults (ages 18+); $5 seniors with ID (ages 62+) and students with ID (ages 13+); $4 for children (ages 4 to 12); free for children ages 3 and younger. FRIENDS of the Museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship. For more information on the event or becoming a FRIEND of the Museum, call +1-956-383-6911. The Museum of South Texas History is located at 200 N. Closner Blvd. on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square in downtown Edinburg.