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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, March 31, 2010

Images of the West

"Images of the West," a new temporary exhibit, has opened at the Alvin Historical Museum. On display is a selection of spurs from the private collection of Troy Crump. Although spurs date back as early as 700 BC, the spur, as we know it today, was introduced into Mexico by the Spanish explorer Cortes about 1520. Mr. Crump has a variety of spurs and other related items on display.

Also, as part of the exhibit are several western oil paintings by Dan Morgan. Dan started painting with oils in high school and studied with artist Robert McKinney. Western landscape has always been a favorite subject for his paintings. Today, Mr. Morgan still enjoys painting as a hobby.

The exhibit is on display now through May 31, 2010, at the Alvin Historical Museum, 300 W. Sealy. The museum is open on Thursdays, Fridays, and the first Saturday of the month from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Admission is $3.00.

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