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2022 Chuckwagon Dinner

Friday, April 1, 2022

Our 2022 ticket sales have begun! The dinner will be held once again at Macaron Grill in McAllen. Two steak dinners with the trimmings, shareable dessert, and one bottle of house wine per ticket all for $60.00! You may purchase at the Museum, from any of our board members or purchase yours online and receive a QR code! Thank you in advance. For more information, call us at (956) 687-1904.

RGV Civil War Trail Exhibit

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

MHC in conjunction with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley hosts "War & Peace on the Rio Grande (1861-1867), an exhibit that reveals activities, battles, and key characters that played an important role in U.S. Civil War history along the natural and international border between the U.S. and Mexico. The traveling museum exhibit that features historical characters, events, life-size mannequins, and artifacts from the period runs from January 19 through March 31, 2022. Free parking rear of museum building. Call us for additional information (956) 681-2860

2021 Message from Our Director

Saturday, January 1, 2022

A brief message about our 2021 year at MHC.

2021 at MHC

Saturday, January 1, 2022

A concise report about activities at MHC in 2021.

La Tiendita

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Visit the museum during the holiday season and shop at our museum store "La Tiendita" for great history books, commemorative items, glassworks by local artist Yoli Cantu and pottery by Olga Gabriel. Also, in-stock are McAllen candles, tees, and the popular souvenir magnets, mugs and more! We wish each of you a warm and peaceful SEASON OF JOY!!

RGV Veterans Photo Project

Friday, October 29, 2021

UPDATE: The SECOND Veterans Photo Shoot will take place on Friday, October 29th from 10am to 4pm at the McAllen Heritage Center for our Veterans by appointment only. Free parking is available rear of the building. For more information, please call 687-1904. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you then!

Valley Land Fund photography Exhibit

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

MHC is excited to announce the upcoming exhibit of the Valley Land Fund's nature and wildlife photographs. The display will run October 6, 2021 through January 2022! We invite everyone to stop by and enjoy the breathtaking photos featured in the exhibit. A selection of the beautiful photography books produced by VLF are available for purchase at the museum store "La Tiendita" (online and in-house). Preserve, expand, and enhance. The heart of The Valley Land Fund conservation efforts has been protecting the native wildlife habitat in the Rio Grande Valley for the last 30 years. In that time, we have achieved enormous success and have protected over 11,000+ acres of wildlife habitat. We are committed to educating the public about the importance of land conservation and protection of our natural resources.

September 2021 Newsletter

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

2021 Chuckwagon Dinner fundraiser

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The 2021 event sold out once again and we wish to THANK all of our supporters for purchasing your ticket. This year the venue changed to the Romano's Macaroni Grill in McAllen with the same great management team from Tony Roma's and the same great dinner. We were also pleased to offer the ticket online with a QR code for those who chose this convenient way to buy and store your ticket. The tickets may be redeemed through September 30, 2021 so remember to use yours soon for a great "date night" option or just a great dinner night with friends. Remember to take your picture and share it on facebook! Thanks again all!

MHC 2020 Museum Accomplishments

Friday, January 1, 2021

2020 was certainly a difficult year for everyone, but we were still able to get some great things accomplished!