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virtual pioneerVirtual Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day programming is scheduled at 2 p.m. on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14 on the Museum of South Texas History’s Facebook page.

Every year, for nearly 30 years, the community was invited to participate in homestead and ranching activities such as butter churning and cattle herding at the museum. This year, however, the museum will host a virtual demonstration on the community-favorite activity butter making. This demonstration will feature museum staff showcasing the ingredients, science and history of butter making in the borderlands. A digital recipe card is available to view or download at mosthistory.org so you can follow along or make on your own time. “Butter Making Demonstration” will broadcast at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, on Facebook Live and YouTube Live.


The following Sunday Speaker Series Online presentations will highlight pioneers in industry, education, and municipal history.

The first presentation, “The Story of Falfurrias Butter and the Lasater Family,” will feature Peggy Lasater Clark, a descendent of Edward C. Lasater, and Kelly Francis-Love, the museum’s archivist. The Lasater family’s legacy includes the founding of the city of Falfurrias in 1904 and the establishment of Brooks County in 1911. Not to mention the regional favorite Falfurrias Creamery Company which made that famous Falfurrias Butter. This presentation begins at 2 p.m. on Feb. 14 on Facebook Live.

Other Sunday Speaker Series Online presentations include Sandra Tumberlinson and Lonnie Davis, the guest speakers for the presentation titled “Callandret, The Man, The School, The Times,” which is scheduled at 2 p.m. on Feb. 21. Romeo Rosales Jr. will present “Pharr: A Brief History,” a pictorial history on the city of Pharr, at 2 p.m. on Feb. 28.

All presentations will broadcast at facebook.com/MOSTHistory/live. Viewers are encouraged to interact with guest speakers by posting comments and questions on the live feed. The presentations will also be recorded and posted for public access on the museum’s website at mosthistory.org. These presentations are made possible by H-E-B Feeding Fiestas.

This program is made possible by the generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was committed to educational causes in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created by her family to honor her memory and to continue providing educational opportunities for the community.

About Museum of South Texas History

The Museum of South Texas History is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is located downtown Edinburg at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square. 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. For more information about MOSTHistory, including becoming a FRIEND, visit MOSTHistory.org, like us on Facebook and Instagram, follow on Twitter, find on YouTube or call (956) 383-6911.