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EDINBURG – The Museum of South Texas History will host their fourth annual Summer Nights at the Museum to be held at 7 p.m. on June 12, July 10 and Aug. 7. During the three night series adventure the museum’s signature exhibition, Rio Grande Legacy, will come to life section by section, providing three different adventures through time.
Each Summer Night program follows a schedule of events that will promptly kick off at 7 p.m. with a puppet show — popcorn included – to tie into the spotlighted exhibition section. Guests should arrive early to get their snack before show time.
Following the puppet show, children will receive a game card to begin playing “Find Me if You Can,” a quest to find the character, artifact or image that inspired the puppet characters. Once completed, the game card can be entered into a drawing for a prize to be awarded at the end of each night. If the children play the game each month, they will not only have three chances to win but also a chance to win a grand prize at the conclusion of Summer Nights.
When the sun goes down, the museum will come to life. While children are on their quest, that evening’s spotlighted exhibition section will come to life through costumed interpreters talking about and demonstrating their everyday life.
For “kids” of all ages there will be many hands-on activities including “Digging up History,” “Frontier Defense” and the ever popular “Atlatl Target Practice.” One of the new activities this year, “Treasure Chest,” is a challenge that brings out the competitive spirit in a race for the gold.
Be sure to attend the entire Summer Nights series as each one is a different adventure. And, complete the game card for the series and qualify for an entry in the grand prize.
The three themes are “Sweet Dreams of the River Frontier,” June 12; “A Place Called Home,” July 10; and “I Used to Be a Star,” Aug. 7.
Admission is included in the regular admission price. The museum is located at 200 N. Closner in Edinburg.
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