Experience the museum in a new, exciting way

EDINBURG — Break from the usual after-work routine and discover the Museum of South Texas History while meeting other young professionals on Thursday, May 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This month’s event will include a strategic gallery game, a live performance by Eddie Saenz, catering from Rudy’s Country Store and B.B.Q. and craft beer samples from Legal Draft Beer Company.

Guests can start their experience by learning more about South Texas history with a walk through the first part of Rio Grande Legacy, the three-part signature exhibition at MOSTHistory which tells the story of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico heritage. River Frontier covers pre-history to the struggle for Mexican independence and helps introduce the earliest history of the region. Gallery games are one of the most popular parts of the MOSTHistory Happy Hour series, so guests are sure to meet new people and learning more about stories from the River Frontier exhibit by participating in this month’s strategic gallery game.

Once the gallery games are complete, guests can mingle and enjoy the craft beer sample tasting provided by Legal Draft Beer Company, a brewery located in Arlington, Texas. For non-beer drinkers, samples from White Claw Hard Seltzer and wine by Cambridge & Sunset and Elana Wine will be available. Beverages will be served by Happy Hour FRIENDS from Landmark Lounge and Ignite Lounge. Both businesses will offer a 15 percent discount to MOSTHistory Happy Hour guests with wristbands at their locations Thursday night only. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

Established in 1989, Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q has branched out from Leon Springs to become a Texas favorite with its 100 percent wood-fired oak Bar-B-Q. Vegetarian options will also be available.

MOSTHistory Happy Hour aims to provide a unique social environment in which young professionals can mix and mingle and to provide an opportunity for local artists to showcase their talent. Bringin’ his honky-tonk music to the museum is singer and songwriter Eddie Saenz, a native to Edinburg. Saenz is a sponsored artist from The Prelude Songwriter’s Club in Harlingen and is gearing up to release his debut, full-length album, “17 hours,” in mid-June. Guests will have the chance to preview the 10-song album which is “a reflection on youthful recklessness, restlessness and ultimate transition into adulthood.”

This event is for individuals 21 and over. Guests can pay for reservations ahead of time in order to secure their spots. General admission is $15 and FRIENDS of MOSTHistory pay $10. Please call the museum at956-383-6911 and ask for Cedar Risica, the assistant development officer, to make your reservations.