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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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26 Jan 2023

John W. Stormont Lecture: Lessons From Building a Pioneer Farm with Justin Butts

5:30 p.m. Justin Butts discusses lessons from building his pioneer farm in Rockport, TX.

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George McJunkin, avocational archaeologist
01 Feb 2023

MCB Celebrates Black History Month: George McJunkin & the Folsom Site Discovery

Beginning February 1, viewers can learn about George McJunkin, avocational archaeologist, as MCB celebrates Black History Month.

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06 Feb 2023

Lecture--Griot and Gullah: Persistence of African Culture in North America

12 noon at VC Student Center, hosted by VC Student Life in celebration of Black History Month. The first 10 MCB members who show up and register at the museum table will receive a complimentary dessert cupcake.

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Museum of the Coastal Bend building
11 Feb 2023

Reading of Othello in Union County

2 p.m. Patrick McLaughlin reads Tony Hillerman's ironic essay about George McJunkin's discovery of the Folsom Site.

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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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