Ranching is among many topics covered on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville at the John E. Conner Museum, housed in a 1930s college building. Natural history exhibits describe the area’s mesquite-chaparral and prairie savannah ecosystems. Fossils and a large mural depict Ice Age mammoths, camels and saber-tooth tigers excavated from nearby Nueces County. Cultural artifacts cover Native American, Spanish, Mexican and pioneer Texan eras. Period furniture and utensils recreate an early 1900s kitchen and parlor. The museum’s Peeler Hall of Horns features more than 500 trophy mounts from North America.
John E. Conner Museum
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