Museum of the Gulf Coast

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The Museum of the Gulf Coast, located in Port Arthur, Texas, specializes in Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast history. Its most notable exhibits are a gallery of Robert Rauschenberg's artworks and a Music Hall of Fame honoring performers from the region; featured in the latter are artifacts of Janis Joplin's youth. The museum is sponsored and administered by the Port Arthur Historical Society, and is the descendant of the original Port Arthur Museum chartered by the state in 1964. The administration of the museum is done in partnership with Lamar State College-Port Arthur and the City of Port Arthur.


  • Pohlen, Jerome (2006). Oddball Texas: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places. Chicago Review Press. p. 227.
  • Winningham, Geoff (2010). Traveling the Shore of the Spanish Sea: The Gulf Coast of Texas and Mexico. Texas A&M University Press. pp. 10–11.
  • "Museum History". Port Arthur Historical Society.

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Coordinates: 29°52′24″N 93°55′58″W / 29.8732°N 93.9329°W / 29.8732; -93.9329