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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, July 08, 2015

New …at the Alvin Historical Museum,#AlvinMuseum “Perspectives on History,” a temporary exhibit of history scrapbooks by the 4th Grade students of James “Red” Duke Elementary School. As explained by their teacher, Brie Carterlester, “The scrapbooks were a collaborative effort by students working in teams to research the many perspectives held during the Civil War; from the currency used and the economic conditions of the North and South, to the understanding of the character and accomplishments of prominent government and military leaders, inventors, and group formed during the Civil War.” One of the favorite components of the project was the diary entries written by the students , in which they imagined themselves as a 10 year old boy or girl living at this time. The exhibit will be on display at the Alvin Historical Museum, 300 West Sealy, Alvin, through September. Museum hours: 11:a.m.-3p.m. Thursdays and Fridays: 11a.m.-3p.m.first Saturdays and 1-4p.m. first Sundays. Additional times can be requested: 281-331-4469- alvinms@att.net

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Anonymous Noel Hankamer said...

“Temporary Exhibit”

You are invited to visit the exhibit of historical scrapbooks – “Perspectives of History” by students
from Dr. James ‘Red’ Duke 4th Grade. The scrapbooks display an in depth understanding of the many perspectives held during the Civil War, which encompass many aspects of society at that time. The exhibit, which will be on display through September during regular museum hours: 11:00-3:00 Thursdays, Fridays, and 1st Saturdays, and 1:00-4:00 on 1st Sundays, also includes Dr. John Bethscheider’s private collection of handcrafted Civil War figures. Additional viewing arranged by request.

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