BOO! 👻 It's time for a very special Throwback Thursday: Halloween Edition! Enjoy these vintage photos that we hope will get you into the Halloween spirit this year! All photos were captured by photographer Doc McGregor. ....... Pictured first are costumed children making their neighborhood rounds of trick-or-treating on October 31st, 1939. The next photo is a beautiful yet eerie shot of a lamp post on N. Lower Broadway Street, taken on October 14th, 1939. Muttera's Federal Bakery storefront display, photographed on October 14th, 1941, included their well-known "Novelty Cakes for Halloween Parties" and other Halloween-themed treats! The bakery's location at the time was 613 N. Chaparral Street. Also featured is another beautiful window display in the storefront of F.W. Woolworth Co. Department Store. The building was located in Downtown Corpus Christi, at 323 N. Chaparral Street. The store signed a 30-year lease for the building in 1954, so McGregor most likely took this picture in the mid-late 1950s. Pictured last is a bewitching cat staring directly into the camera lens, perched next to a snazzy typewriter during the early 1940s. 🎃 ....... We love celebrating this historic holiday at our Museum! So much so that we're transforming into the BOOseum for Halloween! We invite you to join us for our Halloween at the BOOseum event on Saturday, October 31st, from 10 am to 5 pm! This event will feature CONTACTLESS trick-or-treating, Mad Science Shows, Ghost Busting Science Shows, Lotería, outdoor Pumpkin Chunkin', a walk-through Mad Scientist's Laboratory, concessions, and many more Halloween-themed activities! Costumes are welcome at this family-friendly, not-so-scary Halloween celebration! Beat the line, and pre-purchase your tickets online today at ccmuseum.com/Halloween!! 🕸🕷 . . #throwbackthursday#tbt#halloween#vintagehalloween#oldphotos#halloweencostumes#1940s#1950s#historymuseum#sciencemuseum#godowntowncc#historiccorpuschristi#southtexashistory
It’s #WingedWednesday, and we’re featuring the infamous Common Grackle! 🐦 You’ve most likely seen one (or twenty) of these fellas eyeing your picnic table at one point or another. The Common Grackle is one of the fastest-growing bird species in North America! These large blackbirds are easily distinguishable by their iridescent purple and bronze plumage. They are opportunistic foragers that love to eat ripening corn and corn sprouts, making them a significant threat to farmers. While they enjoy munching on seeds, corn, and even your leftover French fries- they’re also exterminators! A quarter or more of Grackles’ summer diet consists of pests such as mice, grasshoppers, and spiders! Fun fact: The Common Grackle often allows ants to crawl over its body so that they may secrete formic acid, which is thought to kill parasites, a practice called anting.
Happy #MineralMonday!💎💜Amethyst is a variety of quartz and is one of the most abundant silicates in the Earth’s crust. Amethyst occurs in primary hues from a light pinkish violet color to a deep purple color. It is the presence of manganese in quartz that produces the purple color, and iron content varies the coloration.
At midnight on October 30th, our Museum will transform into the BOOseum!! 👻 Your kids can enjoy contactless trick-or-treating at our spooktacular Halloween at the BOOseum event on October 31st, 2020, from 10 am to 5 pm! 🎃
Family-friendly fun, happy haunts, and plenty of treats await you at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History this Halloween! This not-so-scary celebration will feature many scientific delights, including Halloween-themed games and activities, Spooktacular Science Shows, Trick-or-Eat Concessions Station, Pumpkin Chunkin’, a giant fortune-telling crystal ball, and so much more! Costumes are welcome AND encouraged! To learn more or to purchase tickets online, please visit ccmuseum.com/Halloween! 🍁
Be sure to pre-purchase your tickets online to avoid waiting in lines on the day of the event! 🦇