EDINBURG – On Sunday, June 26, the Museum of South Texas History will host Richard Moore as he presents his documentary, "Historic Ranches of South Texas," from 2 to 4 p.m. Moore's work captures the history of these great ranches that have survived for generations because of the love of the land and the wildlife it supports.
The Museum of South Texas History is an ideal venue for Moore's presentation of Historic Ranches of South Texas. Moore's documentary complements the museum's Rio Grande Legacy permanent exhibit with sections dedicated to the cowboy and ranching eras of the region. In addition, Two Women Look West, a changing exhibition that captures ranch life, is open through July 2011 in the Upper Old Jail Gallery. Its 47 photographs spanning from1938 to 1943 by Toni Frissell and Helen C. Kleberg include images of King Ranch families, work of the ranch vaqueros, and the South Texas landscape.
Moore is president of Valley Nature Films LLC and is a professional wildlife photographer and writer. Moore said, "I was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley and grew up a dedicated hunter and fisherman. I do most of my hunting with a camera now, as the seasons are endless and there are no limits. Rather than seeking to extinguish the life-shine in a creature's eye, I strive to capture that flicker of wildness and share it with my audience." The public is invited to attend this Sunday Speaker Series and DVD signing that will immediately follow Moore's presentation.
The Sunday Speaker Series is included in the regular museum admission. FRIENDS of the Museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDships. For information call 956-383-6911 or visit www.mosthistory.org. The Museum of South Texas History is located at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square in downtown Edinburg.