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  • 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 AS A BENEFIT OF MEMBERSHIP
    REGISTRATION EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 19 AT 11 A.M.; CALL 361-582-2434.

    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. 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.

    spring artisans market

  • 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!
  • Jun. 5 - Jun. 8 Archaeology 101 Camp




    9am - 1:30pm for children entering 4th - 8th grade.

    Campers will explore the world of archaeology in this four day camp. They will learn about the importance of archaeology, create pottery puzzles, visit the museum's archaeology lab, examine and sort artifacts, and gain a better understanding of how archaeologists protect the past.

    Registration Fee: $30 per child ($27 for museum members)
    Registration Deadline: 4pm Wednesday, May 30th

    Archaeology 101 Registration Form
     
    Registration forms can be turned in at the museum or emailed to Education Coordinator, Amanda Lanum, at amanda.lanum@victoriacollege.edu
  • Jun. 19 - Jun. 21 Archaeology Explorer Camp




    10am - 1pm for Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies

    Explore the field of archaeology at the Museum of the Coastal Bend! Come learn what an archaeologist does by participating in a mock dig, piecing together a pottery puzzle, visiting the museum's archaeology lab, and more.

    Registration Fee: $20 per Girl Scout ($18 for museum members)
    Registration Deadline: 4pm Saturday, June 9

    Archaeology Explorers Registration Form

    Registration forms can be turned in at the museum or emailed to Education Coordinator, Amanda Lanum, at amanda.lanum@victoriacollege.edu
  • Jun. 19 - Jun. 21 Beginner Archaeology Camp




    2pm - 5pm for children entering Kinder - 3rd grade.

    Discover the world of archaeology and learn how archaeologists help protect the past in this three day camp. Campers will participate in a mock dig, visit the museum's archaeology lab, and more.

    Registration Fee: $20 ($18 for museum members)
    Registration Deadline: 4pm Saturday, June 9

    Beginner Archaeology Registration Form

    Registration forms can be turned in at the museum or emailed to Education Coordinator, Amanda Lanum, at amanda.lanum@victoriacollege.edu
  • Jul. 10 - Jul. 13 History Explorers Camp




    9am - 2:30pm for children entering 4th - 8th grade.

    Campers will explore art, science, and history in this four day interactive summer camp. Activities will include: make your own ice cream, try to build a fort that withstands cannon fire, use an atlatl to throw spears on the front lawn, create a geyser with Coca Cola and Mentos, and much much more!

    Registration Fee: $65 per child ($58 for museum members)
    Registration Deadline: 4pm Tuesday, July 3

    History Explorers Registration Form

    Registration forms can be turned in at the museum or emailed to Education Coordinator, Amanda Lanum, at amanda.lanum@victoriacollege.edu
  • Jul. 17 - Jul. 20 Camp Q&A




    9am - 1pm for children ages 9-12.

    Have you ever wondered how to play Quidditch or use an atlatl? Now's your chance to find out. Campers will spend the first half of each camp day learning Quidditch from Victoria College's Quidditch Club, and the second half learning to use an atlatl.

    Registration Fee: $10
    Registration Deadline: 4pm Tuesday, July 10th

    Camp Q&A Registration Form

    Registration forms can be turned in at the museum or emailed to Education Coordinator, Amanda Lanum, at amanda.lanum@victoriacollege.edu
  • Jul. 24 - Jul. 27 Junior Archaeologist Camp




    9am - 1:30pm for Girl Scout Juniors, Cadets, and Seniors

    Campers will discover the wonders of archaeology and help preserve the past. Camp activities will include sorting and organizing artifacts, taking a trip to an active field site, designing a display case in one of the museum's exhibits, and much more.

    Registration Fee: $30 ($27 for museum members)
    Registration Deadline: 4pm Saturday, July 14th

    Junior Archaeologist Registration Form

    Registration forms can be turned in at the museum or emailed to Education Coordinator, Amanda Lanum, at amanda.lanum@victoriacollege.edu
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