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John E. Conner Museum at Texas A&M Kingsville

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The John E. Conner Museum at Texas A&M University Kingsville is one of the hidden pearls of the Coastal Bend, with an 86-year history of displaying artifacts and wildlife collections highlighting the Coastal Bend's cultural heritage.

As early as 1925, locals began bringing items to the office of John Edward Conner, the first professor of History at what was then known as South Texas State Teachers College.

Four years later, the collection became a museum which is on display inside Loftin Hall.

Within the museum you'll find The Caesar Kleberg Hall of Natural History, The Graves Peeler Hall of Horns, Hall of South Texas History, historical exhibits and other exhibits that change throughout the year so your family will find something new to explore at each visit.

The Caesar Kleberg Hall of Natural History reflects the rugged South Texas environment through life-like animal mounts displayed in their natural habitats. Explore the ecosystems of South Texas and northern Mexico through the museum's presentation of the area's plant and animal life.

The museum's touch and feel area is a stimulating way for you and your child to connect with the area's diverse wildlife.

Admission is free to the exhibits open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information:

Online: http://www.tamuk.edu/artsci/museum/

Facebook: John E. Conner Museum

Phone: 361-593-2810

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