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MCB's brand wall exhibit visits the Victoria Public Library

April 7, 2012 at 10:01 p.m.
Updated April 6, 2012 at 11:07 p.m.

The Museum of the Coastal Bend's brand wall features brands from more than 200 ranchers in the Crossroads.

The Museum of the Coastal Bend will take its brand wall exhibit to the Victoria Public Library beginning Wednesday.

The museum's brand wall is a collection of branded wooden tiles that create a living history of ranching in South Texas. More than 200 ranchers and ranching families from the Crossroads region participated in the creation of the exhibit by burning their brands on the wall tiles in free, interactive events sponsored during 2011 by the Museum of the Coastal Bend.

The wall is part of the museum's permanent collection and on exhibit as part of "Cattle Boom: Ranching in Victoria and the Texas Coastal Bend, 1845 - 1929."

Ninety-eight tiles from the collection will be on display in the exhibit at Victoria Public Library, 302 S. Main St., during their normal operating hours through April 27, including during JAM Fest from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 14.

The Museum of the Coastal Bend is located on the campus of Victoria College, at the corner of East Red River and Ben Jordan. Admission is $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for senior citizens and $2 for students from 4 years old through eighth grade. Admission is free for museum members, faculty, staff and students of VC and the University of Houston-Victoria, and for children under the age of 4.

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