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Temporary, interactive exhibits at Museum of the Coastal Bend

Nov. 23, 2013 at 5:23 a.m.

The Museum of the Coastal Bend is now the first public museum in the world to accept bitcoin payment.

The Museum of the Coastal Bend, located on the Victoria College Main Campus, has some temporary and interactive exhibits in place for the next few months.

Theses exhibits are in place while the museum prepares for the installation of a permanent exhibit, "Where Texas History Began," which will open to the public in late February.

The temporary exhibits are:

"Early People of the Texas Coastal Bend" with atlatl throwing

"Step into La Belle" - shipwreck artifacts placed as discovered in a full-scale outline of the hull of the Belle

Build a fort/build a cannon

"Clay" pottery-building station featuring regional ceramic artifacts

Public archeology laboratory from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Also, the museum is now the first public museum in the world to accept bitcoin payment in addition to cash, check and credit/debit card, Museum Director Sue Prudhomme said. Bitcoin, the first decentralized digital currency, can be used for payment of admission, donations and museum store purchases.

The museum will be open from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day. The museum will resume regular viewing hours Dec. 3.

For more information, contact Prudhomme at 361 582-2436.



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