Museum event to include nature walk, lecture on ‘Wild Foods and Native Medicines’
Mark “Merriweather” Vorderbruggen, author of “Idiot’s Guide: Foraging,” will lead a nature walk through Riverside Park and make a presentation titled “Wild Foods and Native Medicines” at the Museum of the Coastal Bend on Saturday, May 13.

The Museum of the Coastal Bend’s John W. Stormont Lecture Series will continue on Saturday, May 13 with author Mark “Merriweather” Vorderbruggen’s presentation on “Wild Foods and Native Medicines.”

The free lecture is open to the public and will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the museum’s main gallery. The presentation will be preceded by a nature walk with Merriweather in Riverside Park starting at 10:30 a.m. Advance registration is required for the walk as space is limited. To register, call (361) 582-2559.

Vorderbruggen, a research chemist and author of “Idiot’s Guide: Foraging,” will discuss how Texas’ Native Americans used plants for sustenance and medicinal purposes.

“This will be a very informative and interactive event for the entire family to enjoy,” said Sue Prudhomme, Victoria College’s executive director of cultural affairs. “Copies of Mr. Vorderbruggen’s book will be available for purchase at the museum.”

“Hands-on History: Texas Plants” interactive activities for children and families will also be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum.

The Museum of the Coastal Bend is located on Victoria College’s Main Campus at 2200 E. Red River Street and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on this and other events at the Museum of the Coastal Bend, call (361) 582-2511 or email

Published: Tuesday, 02 May 2017

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