The Museum of the Gulf Coast combines conventional and unconventional methods to tell the exciting story of the Texas / Louisiana Gulf Coast region. Traditional themes are utilized in interpreting the focus of Gulf Coast life before the arrival of man, the role of Native Americans, European contact, Hispanic legacy, the trauma of Civil War, economic and cultural growth, and the integration of the Gulf Coast region into the larger national and international community.
The Museum of the Gulf Coast houses two floors of dynamic permanent exhibits that depict the history and culture of the Gulf Coast region of southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. Exhibits are diverse and feature something for everyone. Subjects range from natural history and history to fine and decorative art and popular culture including a Music Hall of Fame and Sports Legends Gallery.