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EDINBURG – A new artisan and a special dance performance have been added to this year’s Pioneer and Ranching Crafts Day at the Museum of South Texas History set for Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event features traditional crafts, food, music, and dance from South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. Horse hair braiding, quilting, woodworking, spinning, weaving, and numerous other crafts will again be featured.
Joining the roster of artisans is Argelia Arizpe Guadarrama. Working professionally in the education field, Guadarrama is also a piñatera, someone who makes piñatas, the gaily-decorated paper constructions which are a cultural part of birthdays, holidays and other celebrations.
Also new, the dance group Conceptos Entidad Dancísta, directed by Raúl and Cati Galván, will give a clogging performance. Clogging is a step-style dance to “old-time music” primarily brought to North America from the British Isles. Teaching the young members of the dance troupe is Jacqueline Shell, a Winter Texan who dances with Texas Country Cloggers at Bentsen Grove Resort in Mission.
The Gillette Brothers return with their traditional cowboy music and song. Performing nationally and internationally, the duo has been recognized with the Western Heritage Wrangler Award and the American Cowboy Culture Award.
Admission is included in the regular museum admission fee: $7 for adults; $5 for seniors over 62 or active military with ID; $5 for students 12 and over with ID; $4 for children 4 to 10 years; and free admission for children 3 years and under.
For information, call 383-6911 or visit www.mosthistory.org. MOSTH is located at 200 N. Closner Blvd. in Edinburg
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