Museum of the Gulf Coast

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The Museum of the Gulf Coast’s popular Children’s Art Competition is open this year to artists of all ages. Artists may enter up to two pieces in any medium.

Entry forms can be downloaded on the museum website or picked up at 700 Procter St., Port Arthur. Children’s entries (17 and younger) are free. $10 per adult entry (18-plus) will go toward a cash prize for “Best in Show.”

Deadline for entries is Feb. 3. Have your art seen by thousands during Southeast Texas Mardi Gras!

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Museum of the Gulf Coast launched their annual community art contest--now open for the first time to all ages, Museum of the Gulf Coast Education, Tour, and Volunteer Coordinator Andy McCall said in a release.

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No Man’s Land: East Texas African Americans in World War I is a multimedia traveling exhibition which draws attention to the experiences of East Texas African Americans in the First World War, opening at Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur on Sept. 23.

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The Museum of the Gulf Coast is holding a book signing for NFL player Jamaal Charles on June 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Jamaal Charles has released a new book called Middle School Rules, which was reviewed by Sports Illustrated in March of this year.

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Betting, Booze, and Brothels

In 1961, a young and ambitious Texas Representative named Tom James became the face of an investigation into crime, vice and government corruption in Jefferson County. What he found would shock and shame the community.

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Marcella Chadwell and her husband Guy

In 1961, a young and ambitious Texas Representative named Tom James became the face of an investigation into crime, vice, and government corruption in Jefferson County. What he found would shock and shame everyone.

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"Electricity" is a new exhibit at the Museum of the Gulf Coast, on loan from the Franklin Institute, museum curator Sarah Bellian said in a release.

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The Museum of the Gulf Coast is hosting a Holiday Extravaganza "Jingle All the Way" Family Fun Day on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"Jingle All the Way" will include Christmas carriage rides as well as arts and crafts and games. A free screening of the 1989 film Prancer will be shown at 12:30 pm.

"Carriage rides are on a first come, first serve basis with the last ride at 1:30," the Museum of the Gulf Coast said in a release. One free museum gift per family will be offered while supplies last.

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The Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur held a free wildlife extravaganza and children’s art show on Saturday, Oct. 8. This family fun day was held to celebrate a new wildlife art exhibit featuring pieces from Houston artist Vickie McMillan and Port Arthur artist Albert Faggard.

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Third grade tours have begun, and every third grader in Port Arthur will take a

By Justin Edwards

Special to The Examiner

 

The Museum of the Gulf Coast is opening its doors to Port Arthur third-graders throughout the months of October and December. In addition to touring the museum, each child will receive their very own dictionary, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Port Arthur and Motiva.

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