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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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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Shells: Treasures from the Sea

The new, temporary exhibit, "Shells: Treasures from the Sea" has opened at the museum. Showcased are a vareity of interesting shells in all shapes, sizes and colors. Contributors for this exhibit are the following: the estate of Tommie Reavis who donated her collection of shells to the Alvin Historical Museum; the family of Annie B. Edwards for sharing Mrs. Edwards handmade collection of coquina shell balls; and Nelma Martin, an avid collector, who added selected shells from her private collection.

The museum is open from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and the first Saturday of the month. Admission is $3.00. The exhibit will be on display through August.

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