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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, June 11, 2009

Wrenches & More Wrenches

"Vintage and Antique Tools" is the new temporary exhibit at the Alvin Historical Museum. This interesting display is from the private collection of Alvin resident, Noel Hankamer. Noel says that he's been a "tool freak since 1966." His father was a builder and Noel was interested in his carpentry tools which eventually led to his curiosity about vintage and antique tools. His main focus is on adjustable screw wrenches -- "monkey wrench" to the lay person.

Not only does Noel collect, but he also sells tools. Visit his impressive website at www.papawswrench.com. Noel's collection will be on display at the museum through September 30, 2009.

The Alvin Historical Museum and Gift Shop, located at 300 W. Sealy, Alvin, Texas, are open on Thursdays, Fridays, and the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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