Upcoming events at the museum of the coastal bend

“Wild Rose” Reception and Book-Signing with Louise S. O’Connor

MCB is celebrating Louise S. O'Connor's newest publication, "Wild Rose: The Life and Times of Victor Marion Rose, Poet and Early Historian of Texas." The author will be on hand for book-signing. By invitation only -- for information, call 361-582-2434. Pre-order your book by Thursday, Nov. 1 to ensure your copy; RSVP for the reception by Nov. 8. 361-582-2434

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.

Vintage Portraits

Travel back to the 1850's and take a photo just like your ancestors, perfect for that unique Christmas gift and creating family memories! Schedule a sitting with our vintage photographer and you'll receive an original old-tyme ambrotype print, made using the authentic collodion glass-plate process. Optional - dress up like the 1800's! Limited props and vintage clothing will be available. Advance reservations required (sittings will be reserved on the quarter hour) - call 361-582-2434. Print size: 4.25 x 5.5" Cost per print: $45 museum members/$50

Closed for Thanksgiving Holidays, 11/22 – 11/24

Happy Thanksgiving! The museum closes for the Thanksgiving holidays on Nov. 22, and re-opens for regular hours on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

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

Use nature to create masterpieces at the museum! Make beautiful art prints using the sun and leaves, and vegetables and plants.