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Lab at the Museum of the Coastal Bend in Victoria, TX
Unearth the past at the Public Archaeology Lab, open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10am – 2pm Learn More
Education at the Museum of the Coastal Bend in Victoria, TX
Learn about the many people and cultures of the Coastal Bend Learn More
Cannons at the Museum of the Coastal Bend in Victoria, TX
Discover the rich multi-cultural heritage of the Coastal Bend Visit MCB
Shpwreck outline at the Museum of the Coastal Bend in Victoria, TX
Find 13,000 years of heritage at the Museum of the Coastal Bend Learn More
Rings at the Museum of the Coastal Bend in Victoria, TX
Explore Fort St. Louis, the French attempt to colonize Texas Learn More

Where Texas History Began – The Virtual Exhibit

Our permanent exhibit displays the last 13,000 years of Texas history, from the first inhabitants of the Coastal Bend region through the French, Spanish, and Mexican colonial efforts, up to the range of diverse influence that have created the modern Texan culture.

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Indigenous Arrow Heads Museum of the Coastal Bend Victoria, TX

Archaeology

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Karankawa Bone and Shell Beads

Indigenous People

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Petard artifact at the Museum of the Coastal Bend

French Contact

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Conquistador Spur at the Museum of the Coastal Bend

Spanish Influence

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Majolica Porcelain at the Museum of the Coastal Bend in Victoria, TX

Columbian Exchange

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Branding irons at Museum of the Coastal Bend Victoria TX

Ranching

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Upcoming Events

09 Jul 2022
  • Camps & Classes
  • Education

KIDStory Saturday - A Day at a Spanish Mission

11am-3pm, Participate in activities that would have been part of a kid's typical day at a Spanish mission--learn how to build a jacal, make adobe bricks, grind corn, rope livestock, and more. Best for kids ages 5+. Suggested donation $5/participant.

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16 Jul 2022
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  • Education

KIDStory Saturday - A Day Among the Early People of Texas

11am-3pm, Participate in activities that would have been part of a kid's typical day 13,000 years ago -- weave a basket or create your own projectile point. Best for kids ages 5+. Suggested donation $5/participant.

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23 Jul 2022
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  • Education

KIDStory Saturday - A Day in a Texas Garden

11am-3pm, Participate in activities that would have been part of a kid's typical day in Texas history -- plant a seed to take home, and learn about foraging for your own food and provisions. Best for kids ages 5+. Suggested donation $5/participant.

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30 Jul 2022
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KIDStory Saturday - Ships & Cannons

11am-3pm, Participate in activities that would have been part of a kid's typical day in Texas history -- be part of a cannon crew and build a boat. See a cannon-firing demonstration! Best for kids ages 5+. Suggested donation $5/participant.

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The Museum of the Coastal Bend exists to foster an appreciation for the unique heritage of the Texas Coastal Bend through exhibits, collections, educational activities, and preservation efforts.

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