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Museum of South Texas History

200 North Closner Boulevard
Edinburg, TX 78541

956-383-6911

About the Museum
Preserving and presenting the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico
Prehistoric plants and animal fossils, native people and European colonization exhibits, and a steamboat replica are but a few of the fascinating displays to see at the Museum of South Texas History. For almost 40 years the Museum has chronicled the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico, preserving its rich history.
The Museum has been a part of the community since 1967. It first opened its doors as the HidalgoCountyHistoricalMuseum in the old HidalgoCounty jail. Built in 1910, the Old Jail continues to be one the most important sections of the museum.
In 2003 the Museum completed a $5.5 million expansion, including a 22,500 square foot wing that includes the Museum Store, Grand Lobby, and permanent exhibits. At the time of this expansion, the Museum changed to its present name to reflect its mission to represent the history of the entire region.

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