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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
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

Stormont lecture attendees at MCB
15 Apr 2021
  • Education

Stormont Lectures Idea Submission

Through May 13, community members are encouraged to share ideas for future speakers and lecture topics. See details for online submission form.

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Visitors can witness archaeological processes in action at the museum's Public Archaeology Lab, manned by museum volunteers and members of CoBALT - the Coastal Bend Archaeological Logistics Team.
11 May 2021

Archaeology Lab Livecast

10:30 a.m. Tune in on the second Tuesday of each month for a livestream of the museum's archaeology lab.

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01 Jun 2021
  • Camps & Classes

The Pictures On My Wall, Pre-K Programming

Sign up your child, ages 2 - 5, to participate in an interactive reading experience!

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03 Jun 2021

Extended Thursday hours until 7 p.m.

Visit MCB until 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

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Support The Museum

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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