Museum of the Coastal Bendís Brand Wall documents ranching history in the Crossroads

MCB's Brand Wall exhibit at last month's Bootfest

The Museum of the Coastal Bend burned 105 local brands as part of its activities during Victoria’s Bootfest celebration last month. The Brand Wall, like the one on display at the King Ranch in Kingsville, is a collection of branded wooden tiles that serve as a living history of ranching in South Texas.

“We had an overwhelming response to our Brand Wall at Bootfest,” said Museum Director Sue Prudhomme. “But we know there are many area ranchers who would still like to participate.”

The museum will conduct another branding activity on Thursday, Nov. 17 starting at 4 p.m. for local ranchers who would like their brand included as part of the Brand Wall. The branding activity will take place in the museum’s outdoor demonstration area.

Additionally, the public is invited to join these local ranchers at the opening of the museum’s permanent installation of the Brand Wall in its gallery from 4 – 6 p.m. Located on campus at Victoria College, the museum will also be offering its Holiday Artisan’s Market, the Museum Store “Big Sale,” and a bake sale/silent auction fundraiser throughout the evening’s activities.

Ranchers interested in participating in the branding activity, please contact Museum of the Coastal Bend Director Sue Prudhomme at 361-582-2436 or via e-mail to to reserve a wooden tile.


WHAT: Brand Wall for local ranchers
WHERE: Museum of the Coastal Bend
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m.


Published: Thursday, 10 November 2011

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