Museum to unveil ‘Can You Dig It? Archaeology in the Coastal Bend’ exhibit at City Hall

Visitors to the Museum of the Coastal Bend’s “Can You Dig It? Archaeology in the Coastal Bend” exhibit can find out how arrowheads, like the ones pictured above, are excavated and processed.

Victoria College’s Museum of the Coastal Bend will unveil its “Can You Dig It? Archaeology in the Coastal Bend” exhibit at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 23 at Victoria City Hall.

The exhibit will demonstrate the process of how artifacts are excavated and analyzed.

“The historical inhabitants left behind many clues about their lives hundreds of years ago,” said Heather Para, exhibits and collections manager for the museum. “This exhibit will explore the archaeological process that has unearthed more than 13,000 years of Texas history.”

Visitors to the exhibit will see how the Coastal Bend Archaeological Logistics team (CoBALT) methodically excavate artifacts and how the relics are processed in the museum’s Public Archaeology Lab on Victoria College’s Main Campus.

Visitors to the exhibit at City Hall, which is located at 105 W. Juan Linn Street in Victoria, are also encouraged to visit the museum and its Public Archaeology Lab. The Museum of the Coastal Bend is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Public Archaeology Lab is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Museum of the Coastal Bend has resumed regular hours of operation in accordance with state guidelines and Victoria College protocols. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, with occupancy limits and social distancing. Facial coverings, temperature checks and health screenings are required for visitors and employees before entry. A disinfectant station is available upon entry. High-touch areas are cleaned frequently, and museum staff wear facial coverings at all times while interacting with visitors. 

The Museum of the Coastal Bend is located on Victoria College’s Main Campus at 2200 E. Red River Street in Victoria.

To become a Museum of the Coastal Bend member or to get information on the museum and upcoming events, call (361) 582-2559 or visit