Museum of South Texas History to Host Presentation on Palm Care and Maintenance

Staff Report

Edinburg, TX, September 23, 2023 — The Museum of South Texas History will feature Chuck Malloy from the Palm Society of South Texas in its upcoming Sunday Speaker Series presentation, “Palm Care and Maintenance,” scheduled for January 28 at 2 p.m. The event will take place in the Courtyard Gallery and is open to the public.

Chuck Malloy, a knowledgeable expert on palms, will delve into various popular palm tree species that thrive in the Rio Grande Valley. Attendees can expect valuable insights on the appropriate time for pruning and feeding palm trees, considering the unique weather challenges in the region. Malloy will share tips on anticipating and combatting adverse weather conditions to protect palm trees, while also discussing the environmental aspects of safeguarding landscapes and creating habitats for wildlife.

Originally from Florida, Malloy relocated to the Lower Rio Grande Valley in 2013. With a familial background deeply rooted in horticulture, including a grandfather who was a Florida State Forester and horticulturalist, Malloy developed a passion for air layering, grafting, and exotic gardening from a young age. A former U.S. Army and law enforcement professional, he became a Cameron County Master Gardener and currently serves as the President of the Palm Society of South Texas.

The Sunday Speaker Series is included in the regular museum admission fee, with FRIENDS of MOSTHistory enjoying free admission as a benefit of their FRIENDship. FRIENDS must present their FRIENDship card at the Admissions Desk.

Generously supported by the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment, the program honors Mrs. Carmen C. Guerra’s commitment to educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley. The endowment was established by her family to commemorate her memory and continue her legacy of providing educational opportunities to the community.

About the Museum of South Texas History: The Museum of South Texas History, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is located in downtown Edinburg at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square. Originating in 1967 as the Hidalgo County Historical Museum, the institution has undergone expansions over the years, occupying a full city block since 2003. Renamed the Museum of South Texas History, it aims to preserve and present the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. The museum features a permanent collection, the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives, and exhibits spanning prehistory through the 20th century. For more information about MOSTHistory, visit, follow on social media, or call +1-956-383-6911.