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  • Feb. 17 Hands-On History: Build Texas



    10am-4pm All activities are included in the museum's pay-what-you-want admission.

    Stop by the museum and participate in this month's Hands-On History. Create and add a building to our Victoria, figure out how to supply missions with water, try to build the tallest oil derrick, and construct a fort from paper and straws.
  • Mar. 13-15 Hands-On History: Art Around the World





    10am - 4pm All activities are included in the museum's pay-what-you-want admission.

    Join the museum for three days of hands-on history during Spring Break!

    Tuesday, March 13: Create a mosaic with foam shapes and try your hand at origami.

    Wednesday, March 14: Make some tissue paper stained glass, wind socks, and rain sticks.

    Thursday, March 15: Try creating a dot painting, a totem pole, and paper lanterns.

    Each day will include information about each activities country of origin!

  • Mar. 22 John W. Stormont Lecture: "Historic Homes of Victoria"





    John W. Stormont Lecture
    Historic Homes of Victoria, Texas
    Thursday, Mar. 22, 5:30 p.m.
    Presented by Jeff Wright
    Jeff Wright, Director of Victoria County Heritage Department, discusses Victoria Preservation, Inc.’s most recent illustrated publication.
    Free and open to the public.

  • Apr. 12 John W. Stormont lecture: "Firepots"



    John W. Stormont Lecture
    Firepots: A Potter's Perspective
    Thursday, Apr. 12, 5:30 p.m.
    Presented by Debra Chronister
    This illustrated lecture examines the recreation of firepots found during the excavation of La Belle – the process of measuring and remaking the pots, characteristics of Saintongeware, and redesigning the glaze. Chronister discusses the variety of firepot forms and their possible function.
    Free and open to the public.

  • Apr. 19 Firepot-Building Demonstration


    Firepot-Building Demonstration
    Thursday, April 19, 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
    FREE EVENT FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS ONLY

    Join Debra Chronister in the VC ceramics studio as she demonstrates how firepots are made on a ceramics wheel. The demonstration includes discussion about firepot forms, glazing, and a tour of the studio and kilns.

    This is a free event held as a benefit of museum membership. Advance registration required by Tuesday, April 17. Maximum 15 participants. Call 361-582-2434 to register or to become a museum member. 


  • Apr. 21 Hands-On History: HERstory



    10am-4pm All activities are included in the museum's pay-what-you-want admission.

    Come by the museum to learn about a few women from Texas history including Lady Bird Johnson and Bessie Coleman. Build a paper airplane and test your skills outside, make a bluebonnet painting, and create a mini-Alamo.
  • May 3 Spring Artisans Market



    11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Shop hand-crafted and one-of-a-kind items made by regional artisans and vendors. Perfect for Mother's Day, Father's Day, and spring gardening gifts! Admission is free and open to the public. Museum members receive 10% discount off their purchases.

  • May 10 John W. Stormont lecture: "The Alamo Plan"





    John W. Stormont Lecture
    The Alamo Plan
    Thursday, May 10, 5:30 p.m.
    Presented by Becky Dinnin, Executive Director, Remember the Alamo Foundation
    Learn the latest news on the master plan for preservation of the 1836 battlefield, including the Alamo Church and the Long Barracks, Alamo Plaza, Alamo Street, the Alamo Cenotaph, and creation of an Alamo museum.
    Free and open to the public.

  • May 26 Hands-On History: Extinct Animals of Texas





    10am-4pm  All activities are included in the museum's pay-what-you-want admission.

    Ever wondered what it would be like to hunt a mammoth using only an atlatl? Come by the museum and explore the world of extinct animals. Try to hunt a mammoth on our front lawn and create rubbings of animals from the past!
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