Alvin Historical Museum

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Since the successful bond issue of 2001, the City of Alvin has renovated the former post office to house the Alvin Historical Museum. Located at 300 W. Sealy, Alvin, Texas, the museum is a major on-going project of the Alvin Museum Society. Exhibits have been designed and fabricated, first-class movable shelving has been installed, offices have been outfitted with furnishings and basic computer equipment, and a breakroom for volunteers has been completed. Other exhibits are being designed and constructed. Except for the basic renovation costs, the Alvin Museum Society has paid for all other improvements through fundraising and generous in-kind gifts from individuals, local businesses and organizations.

The Alvin Historical Museum and Gift Shop officially opened to the public June 1, 2007. The museum and gift shop are open Thursdays, Fridays and the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Admission is $3.00. The Alvin Museum Gift Shop provides a variety of books and other items.

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Monday, December 08, 2014

Make a visit to the Alvin Historical Museum part of your holiday plans. The foyer is decorated with an old fashioned Christmas tree along with other nostalgic memorabilia. Holiday openings include Friday , December 26th, and January 2nd from 11:00-3:00.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Visitors to the Museum

Some photos taken from a tour October 29th. These adults with special needs were from a facility in Manvel called Way Makers. They were delightful and enthusiastic visitors.

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Friday, July 04, 2014

We have a new temporary exhibit titled "Pieces of Love" at the Museum. Stop by and see the craftwork of Jewell Richardson.

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Thanks to Winston's Dairy, we have an exhibit of Pleistocene artifacts discovered in Alvin, Texas! Teeth and horn fragments dug up while excavating a sand pit.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Spring meeting was fun with Tom Stansel telling the history of the Santa Fe Depot, and Pat Klopp announcing the 2014 Garden Tour.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Our October meeting featured a presentation by Michael Bailey of the Brazoria County Museum, and Les Pettigrew of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. They gave us a presentation of the fortifications along the Texas coast during the Civil War. Photos are at the link below.
http://smg.photobucket.com/user/papao55/library/Alvin%20Museum%20Society%20Fall%20Membership%20Meeting/Alvin%20Museum%20Society%20October%202013

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

We have a new permanent exhibit at Alvin's Historic Museum! Come see some of the earliest history of Texas, with the story of Stephen F. Austin's Old 300. The exhibit includes old early Texas currency.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Cameras & Photography


A new, temporary exhibit has opened at the Alvin Historical Museum. "Every Day Through My Lens" is Melanie Hughes' camera collection and display of her photographs. Melanie is a life long Alvin resident and delights in being able to share her passion of photography. This exhibit will be on display through April.

The museum,located at 302 W. Sealy is open Thursdays and Fridays and the first Saturday of the month from 11 - 3 and the first Sunday from 1 - 4. Admission is $3.00 for adults and children 12 and over.

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