Museum activities celebrate Texas women in history

Isabel Van Dyke

Women from Texas will be celebrated with “HERstory: Lone Star Women,” a day of hands-on activities, at the Museum of the Coastal Bend from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 9. Admission is pay what you want.

Visitors can learn about famous and lesser-known Texan women through crafts and activities that represent their work. Throughout the day, visitors can make bluebonnet art in honor of Lady Bird Johnson, grind corn like Caddo Indian women did for centuries, observe a spinning wheel demonstration and more. At 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., historian Kay Arnold will present a brief talk titled "Women's Work—Texas Women Transforming Their Communities," discussing how women kept their Texas homes and hometowns running.

“Texas has raised some incredible women over the years,” says Isabel Van Dyke, the museum’s curator of education & public programs. “These women have broken barriers and have been strong and passionate about their work. This event is meant to recognize that pioneering spirit in our heritage.”

To learn more about “HERstory: Lone Star Women” or other programs at the museum, contact Isabel Van Dyke at (361) 582-2559 or email

The Museum of the Coastal Bend is located on the corner of Red River and Ben Jordan streets on Victoria College’s Main Campus in Victoria.

Regular museum hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more information, including a calendar of events, visit

Published: Friday, 01 May 2015

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