If you have realized that Easter is coming soon and not yet decorated or bought Easter eggs, there is still time to decorate by participating in Cascarón! on Saturday, March 31, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. An Easter celebration at the Museum of South Texas History, this event is designed to welcome the whole family to decorate cascarónes, or egg shells, and take them home.
Decorating and filling eggs for Easter egg hunts are part of South Texas and northeastern Mexico traditions. Many families come together to decorate eggs with paints and tissue paper and fill the empty egg shells with confetti. These eggs are then hidden to be found by young children during the Easter egg hunt. Once found, these eggs are gleefully cracked on a person’s head. It is all-around fun!
A 2:45 p.m. Easter egg hunt at the museum’s Paseo area will be part of Cascarón! Other activities will include UTRGV’s Book Buzz reading Easter-related stories to families starting at 1 p.m. and another session at 2 p.m. Book Buzz’s objective is to promote literacy across the Rio Grande Valley by organizing book donations and volunteering within the community.
Families are encouraged to bring blank egg shells to decorate at the museum. Blank and pre-painted cascarónes will be available for purchase as well, while supplies last. The decorated and confetti-filled Easter eggs can be added to the Easter egg hunt, or taken home. Families are encouraged to bring baskets to use during the egg hunt.
Guests who arrive before noon will receive free admission to the Cascarón! activities and the signature exhibition, Rio Grande Legacy. The Cascarón! event is included in regular museum admission: $7 adults (ages 18+); $5 seniors with ID (ages 62+) and students with ID (ages 13+); $4 for children (ages 4 to 12); free for children ages 3 and younger. FRIENDS of the Museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship. For more information on the event or becoming a FRIEND of the Museum, call (956) 383-6911. The Museum of South Texas History is located at 200 N. Closner Blvd. on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square in downtown Edinburg.