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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

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02 Mar 2024

Texas Independence Day Book Festival

10am-3pm Join us for a day of literary events including book signings, individual book sales, and literary discussion.

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Louise O Connor and Gary Dunnam at the MCB 2020 book festival
02 Mar 2024

JOHN W. STORMONT LECTURE SERIES: An Interview with Louise S. O’Connor

2 p.m. Join us for a conversation with Louise O’Connor, author of "Cryin’ for Daylight: A Ranching Culture in the Texas Coastal Bend" and other titles.

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09 Mar 2024

JOHN W. STORMONT LECTURE SERIES: Geoarchaeology--What's it good for?

5:30 p.m. Join Ken Lawrence as he discusses geoarchaeology, how it's applied, its benefit and relevance.

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12 Mar 2024

Spring Break Activities

Mar. 12-16 Participate in fun, family-friendly activities that examine French exploration of early Texas.

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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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