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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

Dr. Manuel Medrano (contributed photo)
10 Feb 2022

JOHN W. STORMONT LECTURE: From Accordion Roots to Conjunto Music

5:30 p.m. Dr. Manuel F. Medrano speaks about his work on the Los Del Valle Oral History Project and explores conjunto music, its connection to the Chinese sheng and the European accordion.

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12 Feb 2022

Black History Month Program

10 a.m.-2 p.m. MCB will focus on the resilience of the African American community.

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04 Mar 2022

TAS Geoarcheology Academy

Registration required. Presented by the Texas Archeology Society.

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05 Mar 2022

JOHN W. STORMONT LECTURE: Discovering Texas' Past Through Archaeology Today

5:30 p.m. Learn about archaeological investigations in 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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