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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, April 01, 2015

The Alvin Museum is excited to host an exhibit of the paintings of nationally known local artist Robert Earl McKinney. Robert was raised in Alvin where he attended Alvin High School and Alvin Community College in the 1950’s. His family lived on Sidnor Street a block from the high school. He was encouraged in his art endeavors by his art teacher Ms. Cherry Simpson. After serving in the military he returned to Alvin and taught art classes on House Street and later opened an art studio on Sealy Street. He travelled extensively throughout the west, Mexico and Central America, painting scenes as he went. Robert was selected to create three historically accurate paintings depicting the battle of the Alamo. As such, he spent a year researching records from the Alamo to determine the real stories to prepare for his work. Once completed, the three paintings hung in exhibit at the San Jacinto Historical Museum in 1982. It is also said that they were displayed at the Alamo Museum but this has not been verified to date. His work on the Alamo paintings was featured on the television program “Eyes of Texas”. Robert died in 1993 while still in his 50’s. His paintings are located all around the U.S. The Alvin Museum is proud to announce that it has collected twelve of his original paintings and eight of his prints from numerous sources to be displayed together for the first (and possibly only) time. This collection includes two of three prints of the Alamo paintings. Also view the “Eyes of Texas” segment which explored his work on the Alamo paintings. We welcome all of Alvin to come to the museum and participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity to view our nationally famous Alvinite’s work. #AlvinMuseum

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