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Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Continues

10/05/2019 03:42PM ● By Jessie Monsivais
By: Jessie Monsivais 

The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History continues the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month a Family Education Day on Saturday, October 5 from 10 am – 5 pm. Engage with hands-on traditional activities from various areas of Latin-America such as making pinatas, mola – a hand-made textile that forms part of the traditional women's clothing of the Kuna people from Panamá, pan flutes, Loteria, and folklore. 

“We are honored to have the opportunity to celebrate Hispanic heritage month with our Saturday programming and events,” says President of the Museum of Science and History, Carol Rehtmeyer. “It is important that we celebrate culture and our community in a meaningful way that engages the entire family!”

A presentation starting at 10:30 am from Cecilia Garcia Akers, the author of The Inspiring Life of Texan Hector P. Garcia, shares her perspective of her late father - Civil Rights leader, Dr. Hector P. Garcia. Autographed books will be available for sale. 

Complimentary Aqua Frescas provided by Fresco will be available from noon to 12:30 pm. In addition, Chef Mario Garcia from H-E-B Plus will cook up pork guisado verde while sharing his traditional cooking family stories.

Regular Admission before tax: Adults $10.95, Children (ages 3-12) $8.95/under 2 Free, Military and Seniors $7.95 & Members are free. However, a special promotion of $2.00 admission will be honored for those who say they either saw the ad on social media or viewed the feature on television.