John E. Conner Museum

Located on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville, the John E. Conner Museum has a history as old as the university itself. The First Professor of History, John Edwin Conner (1883-1989), began his collection in 1925 and the John E. Conner Museum was organized four years later. Since 1976, the Museum has been located in Loftin Hall, the original student dining hall. With both permanent and temporary exhibits, the Conner Museum provides a glimpse into the intriguing story of South Texas. More Info

Hours of Operation

(361) 593-2810 |  

Administrative offices open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.. Contact us to schedule classroom learning experiences.

Tuesday - Wednesday | 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Thursday - Saturday | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday & Monday | Closed

Free Admission


Closed Feb 26 - Mar 1 for staff professional development & TAMUK Student Presentation
Open Spring Break, March 11-15  (Monday - Friday) | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Open Good Friday, March 29 | 30 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 Mission Statement

The John E. Conner Museum exists to enrich lives and connect communities through the discovery of our stories in South Texas and beyond.

Our vision is to create an innovative institute that builds bridges uniting campus and community.

Ethics Statement

The John E. Conner Museum adheres to the Code of Ethics for Museums as adopted by the American Alliance of Museums in 1991 and amended in 2000. To read the Code of Ethics, click  Here.