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The Ship That Changed History

By November 25, 2014July 14th, 2015No Comments

Years in the making—with conservation completed at the Texas A&M Conservation Research Laboratory—the timbers and artifacts of La Belle will be featured in a multi-faceted exhibit organized by the Bullock Texas State History Museum with the Texas Historical Commission, the Musée National de la Marine, and Texas A&M University.

The Process
For more information on the conservation work undertaken by the Conservation Research Laboratory at Texas A&M University see their reports and photo galleries HERE.

The Book
La Belle, the Ship That Changed History (TAMU Press)

The Exhibit
See this incredible project in a new exhibit at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas where “more than 100 artifacts and a live-action reassembly tell a story that was lost at sea for 300 years.”

Or visit the museum exhibit online HERE.

Reconstructed hull of “La Belle” lifted from the conservation tank for inspection.

Reconstructed hull remains lifted from the conservation tank for inspection.