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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

flashlight tour
28 Oct 2021
  • Education

Spooky Guided Flashlight Tour -- See the Chupacabra!

Oct. 28, 6 p.m. and Oct. 30, 3 p.m. Experience the museum by flashlight and encounter a Texas legend -- a Chupacabra captured right here in the Crossroads region!

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flashlight tour
30 Oct 2021
  • Education

Spooky Guided Flashlight Tour -- See the Chupacabra!

Oct. 30, 3 p.m. Experience the museum by flashlight and encounter a Texas legend -- a Chupacabra captured right here in the Crossroads region!

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skulls
02 Nov 2021
  • Education

Design a Dia de los Muertos Skull

Through Nov. 2, design a Día de los Muertos Skull to be included in a community montage exhibit at MCB. Exhibit dates are Nov. 2-6.

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Visitors can witness archaeological processes in action at the museum's Public Archaeology Lab, manned by museum volunteers and members of CoBALT - the Coastal Bend Archaeological Logistics Team.
09 Nov 2021

Archaeology Lab Livecast

10:30 a.m. Join us for a livecast from the Public Archaeology Lab!

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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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