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Museum of South Texas History

Preserving and presenting the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico

four stars

90.84

200 North Closner Boulevard Edinburg, TX 78541
tel: (956) 383-6911   Web Site
EIN: 23-7080936

Board Leadership
Robert McGurk
Chairman

CEO
Francisco Guajardo
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.84 four stars
  Financial 89.82 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Museum of South Texas History first opened its doors in 1967 as the Hidalgo County Historical Museum in the old Hidalgo County jail. The mission of the Museum of South Texas History is to preserve and present the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. In 2003 the Museum completed a $5.5 million expansion, including a 22,500 square foot wing that includes the Museum Store, Grand Lobby, and permanent exhibits. As part of the 2003 expansion, the Museum installed the first two sections of the Rio Grande Legacy. This permanent exhibit sequence, with bilingual text and state of the art displays, takes visitors on a journey through the prehistory and history of the region.

The Museum of South Texas History first opened its doors in 1967 as the Hidalgo County Historical Museum in the old Hidalgo County jail. The mission of the Museum of South Texas History is to preserve and present the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. In 2003 the Museum completed a $5.5 million expansion, including a 22,500 square foot wing that includes the Museum Store, Grand Lobby, and permanent exhibits. As part of the 2003 expansion, the Museum installed the first two sections of the Rio Grande Legacy. This permanent exhibit sequence, with bilingual text and state of the art displays, takes visitors on a journey through the prehistory and history of the region.

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Financial

three stars

89.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.24
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of South Texas History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of South Texas History on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of South Texas History (TX) 90.84 four stars
Strawbery Banke Museum (NH) 89.59 three stars
South Street Seaport Museum (NY) 89.44 three stars
Fairfield Museum and History Center (CT) 94.04 four stars
Dubuque County Historical Society (IA) 89.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $408,423
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $118,122
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $745,555
Total Contributions $1,272,100
   Program Service Revenue $176,449
Total Primary Revenue $1,448,549
   Other Revenue $85,348
TOTAL REVENUE $1,533,897
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,413,929
   Administrative Expenses $238,034
   Fundraising Expenses $154,794
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,806,757
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-272,860
   
Net Assets $11,883,167

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Museum of South Texas History has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 90.84 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 90.34 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 87.91 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 88.00 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.63 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 83.16 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 85.52 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 79.88 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 72.92 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 60.85 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 71.49 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 79.43 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 82.04 three stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 70.09 two stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 80.50 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 73.93 two stars
2004-12 06/01/2006 89.76 three stars
2003-12 07/01/2005 95.96 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-7080936
Name in IRS Master File MUSEUM OF SOUTH TEXAS HISTORY
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 1971
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$84,494 4.67% Marsha Rankin Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of South Texas History (TX) 90.84 four stars
Missouri History Museum (MO) 96.66 four stars
Dubuque County Historical Society (IA) 89.63 three stars
South Street Seaport Museum (NY) 89.44 three stars
Historic New England (MA) 90.54 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Museum of South Texas History
200 North Closner Boulevard
Edinburg, TX 78541
tel: (956) 383-6911
fax: (956) 383-8518
EIN: 23-7080936

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Board Leadership

Robert McGurk
Chairman

CEO

Francisco Guajardo
Chief Executive Officer

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