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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, October 06, 2015

Liverpool Diaries Henry Clement was an early Brazoria County pioneer who lived in Liverpool from the 1890’s through the 1960’s. He kept a daily diary every day for almost 70 years. He recorded his daily activities and also kept a record of the weather each day. The first of the 74 diaries he kept was for the year 1894. He continued them until nine days before his death on December 11, 1964. The diaries have been preserved by family members; first by Henry’s daughter, Marjorie Clement Glassford, then his granddaughter, Patty Roden. His great-granddaughter, Gay Prevost , has recently loaned them to the museum and allowed us to scan them for our collection. According to Richard Klapper who has worked on them this summer, “It will probably take several years to scan all of them because of the volume of material and the need to perform scans carefully to avoid damaging them.” These diaries give an interesting account of everyday life in Brazoria County during this time period. In addition to his life’s activities, he chronicles weather information such as unusual snowfalls, as well as the 1900 and 1915 storms.

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