Victoria: Museum of the Coastal Bend

Victoria: Museum Of The Coastal Bend

  • <p>Building with sign saying Museum of the Coastal Bend</p>
  • <p>Joseph McCoy (Kansas State Historical Society)</p> <p>Portrait of Joseph McCoy</p>
  • <p>Railyards in Abilene Kansas (Kansas State Historical Society)</p> <p>Illustration of many people standing near trains in front of a hotel named Drovers Cottage</p>
  • <p>Victoria Advocate masthead, 1876.</p> <p>Masthead of the Victoria Advocate dated August 10, 1876</p>
  • <p>Record of cattle brands, 1876, Victoria Advocate.</p> <p>Newspaper notice showing record of cattle brands in 1876</p>
  • <p>News from the cattle trail, July 1876. Victoria Advocate.</p> <p>Newspaper story titled “The Cattle Trail” dated July 1876</p>
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The museum chronicles the history of the mid-coastal region – “where Texas history began” – and features diverse exhibits on topics ranging from French exploration in Texas to the state’s ranching history.

Museum of the Coastal Bend

  • Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Admission: pay what you want
  • 2200 East Red River, Victoria, TX
  • 361-582-2511
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