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‘Night at the Museum’ spotlights 20th century

20140801 MOSTHistory-SNATM14-Night-3EDINBURG – The Museum of South Texas History (MOSTH) completes its fourth annual Summer Nights at the Museum at 7 p.m. on Aug. 7. The adventure takes place at the River Crossroads section of the signature exhibition, Rio Grande Legacy. The spotlight will shine on 20th century history.

To enhance the experience, all adventurers are invited to dress in their favorite 20th century costume. The night will conclude with a prize drawing for the evening’s winning game card. The summer’s grand prize of a family five-pack of movie passes, refillable cups and popcorn tub will be awarded.

The event kicks off promptly at 7 p.m. with a puppet show tied to 20th century history. Adventurers arrive on time to get their seats and treats before show time. Following the show, children will receive a game card to begin playing “Find Me if You Can.” This night’s game will be a quest to find the artifacts and images that inspired the puppet characters in the show, Chalmers the tractor, Lizzie the Model-T and Lionel the train, with a prize awarded at the end of the night for one completed game card. Events highlighted will include the Mexican Revolution, the introduction of the “Tin Lizzie,” World War II and postwar years.

While children are on their quest, the museum will come to life. Historical costumed interpreters will talk about and demonstrate their everyday life, providing adventurers with a unique experience through hands-on activities including early 3-D viewing fun with a stereoscope, testing an irrigation system and scanning the horizon through a German submarine periscope.

Families can venture outside for activities that revolve around parachutes, Whirly Birds, hula hoops and more. Enjoy the music played by 1950s historical characters as they spin tunes on a record player.

Adventurers that have attended the previous two Summer Nights should be sure to attend this night as there is not only a prize for the evening’s winning game card but completed game cards from all three nights from this summer.

Admission to the event is included in the regular admission price, passes excluded. Call 383-6911for prices and further information. MOSTH is located in downtown Edinburg at 200 N. Closner Blvd. on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square.

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