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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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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Open House - Well Attended

What a pleasure it was to see a full house on January 15th! Over 200 members and friends came to the Alvin Historical Museum Progress Review Open House. Thanks to the Open House Committee for organizing this event: Dr. J.C. DeWitt, chairman, Shirley Brothers, Bobbie Case, Mary Anne McWhirter, and Mona Travis, and the volunteers who assisted them. Many thanks to all of you who came to show your interest in and support of YOUR museum.

With only one professional exhibit ready, volunteers prepared several well-received exhibits that displayed a few of the artifacts in the museum's collecitons. Among them were a World War II collection, paintings of downtown buildings, "Grandmother's Trunk", items from the Marguerite Rogers House Museum, and Alvin High School memorabilia. Vintage photographs were shown on a new flat-screen television.


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