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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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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Indiana Jones Visits Museum

"Indiana Jones and Toys of the 1950s" are on display at the Alvin Historical Museum. This is a new, temporary exhibit that just opened and will be on display for about three months.


Much of the exhibit is part of a collection owned by Dr. Rodney Allbright, President of Alvin Community College. His collection is very extensive and includes a Lord of the Rings Trilogy Leather Journal, Dr. Henry Jones' 1912 Grail Diary, Indiana Jones Desert Convoy Truck, and a Dracula Ring along with toys, Coca Cola items, custom knives, Disney memorabilia, movie onesheets, lobby cards and more.


Dr. Allbright's collection is in pristine condition and many of the toys are in their original boxes.

Located in the old Alvin post office building at 300 W. Sealy, the Alvin Historical Museum is open every Thursday and Friday and the first Saturday of the month from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Admission is $3.00 for adults and children over the age of 12.

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