Upcoming events at the museum of the coastal bend
Gault and the Peopling of the AmericasLecture:
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From a ‘Ladies Auxiliary’ to a Driving Force for Women’s Rights: The Ladies of the American GI ForumLecture:
John W. Stormont Details
Hands-On History: Colonization Live!
Come by the museum to learn about colonization and try your hand at activities such as picking the best water source, loading your wagon, and finding resources.
Collections Workshop Preserve Your Treasures: Photograph
In this workshop, participants will work one-on-one with Elizabeth Neucere, MCB’s Exhibits and Collections Manager, to learn how best to care for their photographs. This event is FREE for museum members and $10 for the public. Advance registration is required by Wednesday, September 26. Call (361) 582-2434.
Gault and the Peopling of the Americas
Presented by Dr. Clarke Wernecke, Executive Director of The Gault School of Archaeological Research at Texas State University, San Marcos. When, and how, the first people came to the Americas is currently under debate. The Gault Archaeological Site, 40 miles north of Austin, is contributing to this current debate with 150,000+ artifacts from a culture that dates to 16,000 years ago. In his presentation, Wernecke will discuss both our past and present understandings of Peopling of the Americas and the impact of the world-renowned Gault Site on this ongoing paradigm shift.
Hands-On History: Archaeology
Stop by the museum to learn more about what it is archaeologists do and what the artifacts they uncover can tell us about the past. Make your own "pottery puzzles" and try out an atlatl on the front lawn.
From a ‘Ladies Auxiliary’ to a Driving Force for Women’s Rights: The Ladies of the American GI Forum
Presented by Dr. Anthony Quiroz, Coordinator of the Mexican American Studies Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Quiroz discusses his latest research into the role of women with the American GI Forum, a national civil-rights organization birthed in South Texas that works to secure equal rights for Hispanic Americans and particularly Hispanic veterans.
Home School Class: Archaeology Madness
This class is designed for home school students grades 3-7. Students will work together to learn about what it is archaeologists do and why archaeology is important. This session will focus on basic archaeological concepts such as stratigraphy. $10 per student ($8 for museum members). Parents/guardians are free. No drop-offs please. Registration deadline is the Saturday before each class. For more information or to register, call (361) 582-2559 or email email@example.com.
Texas Music History
Presented by Dr. Jason Mellard, Director for the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University, San Marcos. Texas Music has become a popular label, communicating something between a genre and a brand, but what exactly is it? This lecture presents an overview of Texas music history but also investigates the very notion of ‘the Texan’ and the ways popular music provides a lens to view issues of place and identity.
Hands-On History: Native Animals
Learn about the animals native to Texas including those on the endangered species list. Create a crane mobile, a prairie dog mask, and more.
Holiday Artisans Market
Now in its 12th year, this free annual event features handcrafted, one-of-a-kind products by regional makers and artisans. Shop for unique gifts for everyone on your holiday list!
Hands-On History: Nature As Art
In pop up window: Use nature to create masterpieces at the museum! Make beautiful art prints using the sun and leaves, and vegetables and plants.