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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, December 02, 2009

"Let there be Light"

"Ancient Oil Lamps from the Middle East" is the new temporary exhibit officially opening at the Alvin Historial Museum on Thursday, December 3, 2009. The exhibit features oil lamps, dating from between 2000 BC and 1000 AD, from the private collection of Richard and Linda Klapper. The Klappers travel extensively and have lamps from the Middle East, including Israel and Egypt. This is an exhibit you will not want to miss.

The exhibit will be on display through February 2010. The Alvin Historical Museum is open on Thursdays, Fridays and the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Admission is $3.00.

Please note that the museum will be closed for the holidays on December 19 and reopen January 7, 2010.

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