The Museum of South Texas History welcomes Winter Texans and the retirement community in the Rio Grande Valley to its new Winter Texan Wednesday series. This program will introduce visitors to the museum and include a further in-depth presentation about particular periods in this region’s history. The next Winter Texan Wednesday: Conjunto in the Rio Grande Valley is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m.
Museum staff will guide visitors on a short tour of a gallery that is part of the museum’s permanent Rio Grande Legacy exhibition. Following the tour, visitors will be invited to the Courtyard Gallery. Once settled, staff and guests speakers will lecture further on the topic of choice.
The presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 24, will highlight the “Soy de Tejas” exhibit. In the 1930s, migrant workers adopted the accordion and developed a new style of music called conjunto regional. Joseph Fox, the associate education officer at MOSTHistory, will lead the tour of the “Soy de Tejas” exhibit which showcases a variety of musical instruments and records. Following the tour, Roy Rodriguez, from the Hub City Conjunto and Tejano Museum, will give a multimedia presentation on conjunto music.
Winter Texan Wednesdays series is included in the regular admission fee: Adults (18-61) $7 and Seniors (62+) $5. No reservations are required. For more information about this program, please contact the museum at 956-383-6911. For group tour inquiries, please contact the Education Department at 956-383-6911 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.