Museum to host ‘Mystic Sails, Texas Trails” book signing
Mystic Sails
A book signing for “Mystic Sails, Texas Trails” will be held on Thursday, March 23 at the Museum of the Coastal Bend.

The John W. Stormont Lecture Series continues on Thursday, March 23 at the Museum of the Coastal Bend with a book signing and lecture by Mickey Herskowitz and Bob Davant, authors of “Mystic Sails, Texas Trails.”

The free event will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Herskowitz and Davant will discuss the roles of Captain Richard Grimes and Abel Head “Shanghai” Pierce in Texas history. Grimes sailed 2,400 miles to bring settlers, troops, gunpowder, whisky and provisions to assist Texas in its quest for freedom from Mexico. He later built an open range empire in the Republic of Texas and became engaged in a range war with Pierce.

“The Museum of the Coastal Bend is excited to host this event to promote the book about two prominent figures in Texas ranching history,” said Sue Prudhomme, VC’s executive director of cultural affairs.

The Museum of the Coastal bend is located at 2200 E. Red River Street in Victoria.

For more information on the event, call the museum at (361) 582-2511 or visit

Published: Thursday, 16 March 2017

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