The Museum of the Gulf Coast – Preserving the History of Mid County & Southeast Texas

February 24, 2017

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The Museum of the Gulf Coast will be at the Port Arthur Senior Expo to talk about local history and legendary characters.

Have you been to the Museum of the Gulf Coast?

Check it out with friends or with your grandkids.

They have a great Janis Joplin exhibit with a replica of her famous Porsche, statues, and memorabilia. You can even pick up a brick from Janis’ childhood home in the gift shop.

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Janis isn’t the only local legend enshrined at the Museum of the Gulf Coast.

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  • Sports legends including Jimmy Johnson and Bum Phillips
  • Music icons from Jivin’ Gene to UGK
  • You would be amazed at all of the Hollywood players from the Golden Triangle – Francis Fisher, Oscar Winner Leah Rhodes, and producer Leanne Moore
  • Political figures and news makers including Karen Silkwood and John Tower

The Museum of the Gulf Coast’s permanent collection brings to life the history of the region. You can learn about Native Americans, the original European settlers, the oil field boom, and more.

Check their website regularly for traveling exhibits. One of my favorites was a collection of bunks from a Vietnam era troop ship. U.S. GIs had covered their bunks, their only private space with graffiti, art, and music lyrics. The exhibit evoked echoes of their youth, uncertainty into the experiences that waited upon their arrival in Asia, and a time capsule of a unique period in American history.

Are you looking for a fun volunteer opportunity? The Museum of the Gulf Coast offers a great volunteer experience for our Golden Triangle seniors. Man the front desk, host tours (frequently for senior groups), or assist with family fun days.

Speaking of Family Fun Days… Do you have grandkids? Ask about their next family fun day. These special events frequently include a special new exhibit, kid friendly crafts and games, and sometimes even a movie related to the new exhibit’s theme. The museum also hosts a number of seasonal events – Halloween, Christmas.

Are you looking for summer activities for your grandchildren? The Museum of the Gulf Coast hosts unique Port Arthur summer camp experiences for different age groups. Each combines education and entertainment. Call for details or pick up a copy of the Southeast Texas Family Magazine at over 300 locations including Central Mall, Chic-fil-A, and the Medical Center of Southeast Texas.

Would you like to know more about visiting – or volunteering? Visit with a Museum of the Gulf Coast representative at the Port Arthur Senior Expo:

  • March 1st
  • Central Mall
  • 10a – 2p
  • Free event for Southeast Texas seniors (55+)

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  • Free Health Screenings: Blood Pressure, Glucose, A1C, Cholesterol, Hearing
  • Fun – games, including our signature Southeast Texas Senior Bingo with great prizes
  • Free classes
  • Opportunity for free breakfast and lunch for seniors 55+
  • Information about new senior resources

You’ll have a great time, you will have access to a wide range of organizations that serve seniors, and best of all – everything is free!

Free admission, free parking, free classes, and free entertainment.

Southeast Texas seniors deserve a special day – and we’re working had to bring it to you.

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Would you like to promote your organization, business, or event to our Southeast Texas seniors?

Click here to register

Of course, you are welcome to visit the Museum of the Gulf Coast any time.

The Museum of the Gulf Coast is located in Downtown Port Arthur at 700 Procter. For more information, call 409-982-7000 or visit them online at MuseumoftheGulfCoast.org.

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