VC’s Museum of the Coastal Bend offering fall ‘Hands-On History’ workshops

Victoria College’s Museum of the Coastal Bend will offer three Hands-On History workshops during the fall.

Retablo Painting will be offered only for adults from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7. Participants will create a devotional painting in preparation for Hispanic Heritage Month over complimentary adult beverages and snacks.

Cave Painting will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 21. Children and adults will make their own pigments to create cave art paintings and drawings.

The last workshop in the fall series, Happy Birthday LaSalle, will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Guests will be able to celebrate the birthday of French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, with activities and refreshments reminiscent of 17th century French celebrations.

There is a $5 supply fee for each workshop. Supplies are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not required. Museum members and VC employees can participate for free.

The Museum of the Coastal Bend is located on Victoria College’s Main Campus at 2200 E. Red River Street in Victoria. The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is “pay-what-you-want.”

For more information, contact Claudia Moseley, Education Coordinator, at (361) 582-2559 or email