Texana Museum

403 N. Wells Street, Edna, TX 77957 • (361) 782-5431

The La Belle Lands

When La Salle landed near Matagorda Bay in today’s Texas, the Karankawa people of the Gulf Coast were there to meet him. The French brought glass beads, brass bells, jewelry, and axes as trade items. However, the French-Karankawa relationship would soon turn deadly.

About the Museum

At the Texana Museum, learn more about the native inhabitants of the Texas coast, the Karankawa, and their role in the La Salle expedition. Discover more early Jackson County history with the museum's eclectic relics, including a mastodon’s jaw, a cowboy’s chuck box, and a working piano shipped in 1860 from New England to Texas.

Must See

See a rare 300-year-old violin and a rosewood Chickering Piano, which is more than 135 years old.

For Kids

Children will enjoy a cowboy display, old country store, turn-of-the-century dentist's office, and much more.

Banner image courtesy Texas Historical Commission