This online exhibit features a rich blend of images, videos, first-person interviews, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas.
Two cannons found in Texas fifty miles apart: one buried in the mud twelve feet below the surface of Matagorda Bay, the other uncovered by a ranch foreman. Together, they solved a centuries-old mystery and set archeologists on a fascinating journey that continues to this day. Pieced together, the recovered artifacts tell the story of an ambitious attempt by France to colonize Texas. Their re-discovery changed what we know of our history. On this tour you'll follow in the footsteps of modern explorers—archeologists—as they track through time one of North America's most famous explorers. It's an extraordinary story of international intrigue, murder, and adventure, and one that has reshaped how we think of the Lone Star State today.