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- Terrestrial Archaeology Artifacts
- Lower Nueces River Valley Project- Artifacts excavated under the direction of Dr. Robert Drolet to study and document settlements in San Patricio at Fort Lipantitlan between 3000 BC and 1830 AD
- La Belle Shipwreck Collection- Artifacts from the 1686 wreck of La Salle's ship La Belle, excavated in 1996 by the Texas Historical Commission. The collection reveals the life of 17th century explorers and settlers.
- 1554 Shipwrecks Collection-Artifacts from two Spanish ships, the Santa Maria de Yciar and the Espiritu Santo, which sank of the Texas coast in 1554. This is the oldest scientifically excavated shipwreck in the Northern Hemisphere and contains precious treasures bound from the New World to Spain.
- Denbigh Collection- Artifacts from Denbigh, one of the most successful Civil War blockade runners.
Natural History Collections
- Botany-pressed plant specimens
- Herpetology-snakes, turtles, and other reptiles
- Malacology-shells from land, marine, and freshwater mollusks
- Mammalogy-study skins, taxidermy mounts, and skeletons of mammals
- Marine Biology- fish, invertebrates, and plants from the ocean
- Ornithology-bird eggs, nests, study skins, and taxidermy mounts
- Paleontology-vertebrate and invertebrate fossils