Sunday Speaker Series - “River of Hope” with Omar Valerio-Jiménez

Sunday July 28, 2013 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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The Museum of South Texas History welcomes historian and author Omar Valerio-Jiménez as he presents his latest borderlands book, “River of Hope: Forging Identity and Nation in the Rio Grande Borderlands.” Valerio-Jiménez’s presentation will provide audience members with an overview of the culture and geography from the mid-18th to 19th centuries that shaped the foundation for what is known today as the Rio Grande Valley (RGV). This Sunday Speaker Series program will include a question and answer session and conclude with a book signing.

Location: Courtyard Gallery
Cost*: included in regular museum admission
* Free for active duty military personnel + 5 family members & current museum FRIENDS

About Museum of South Texas History
The Museum of South Texas History is located in downtown Edinburg at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square. Hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Founded in 1967 as the Hidalgo County Historical Museum in the 1910 Hidalgo County Jail, the museum has grown over the decades through a series of expansions to occupy a full city block. In 2003 following the completion of a 22,500 square foot expansion, the museum was renamed the Museum of South Texas History to better reflect its regional scope. Today, the museum preserves and presents the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico through its permanent collection and the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives and exhibits spanning prehistory through the 20th century. More information about the museum, including becoming a FRIEND, is available at or by calling +1-956-383-6911.


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Museum of South Texas History
200 N Closner Blvd
Edinburg  Texas  USA

For more information contact:
Lisa K. Loebl

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