The guest and speaker will be Bob Phillips, host of “The Texas Country Reporter.”
The museum is opening a new permanent exhibit, “Where Texas History Began.” It will tell the comprehensive story of the Coastal Bend’s early heritage, from prehistoric peoples to the story of the La Salle’s French settlement at Fort St. Louis to the Spanish entrada, the founding of Victoria and the origins of Texas cattle ranching.
The exhibit will feature new artifacts, including some from the excavation of La Salle’s vessel “La Belle.”
The opening ceremonies will begin with a champagne reception between 5 and 6:30 p.m., which will provide guests a chance to meet Phillips.
The reception will cost $35 per person and $25 for members of the museum.
At 6:30 p.m., there will be a museum members reception, which will be free of charge for museum members. Phillips and others will speak at 6:30 p.m.
Guests are asked to RSVP by Feb. 25.
Tickets should be purchased in advance as space is limited. Visit museumofthecoastalbend.org to purchase tickets online, call the museum at 582-2434 or visit the museum to purchase tickets.
The Museum of the Coastal Bend is located at 2200 E. Red River St. in Victoria.