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Wednesday through Sunday
 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.
Thursdays: Open until 7 P.M.
Closed: Monday & Tuesday


Special Exhibitions

On View from November 13 through January 15, 2023
On View from November 13 through January 15, 2023

Permanent Exhibitions

The Galveston
Orphan’s Home

Like many busy seaports, Galveston attracted a substantial immigrant population in the late 1800s. For many, traditional family support was an ocean away, meaning unexpected accidents or epidemics led to shattered families. In 1879, the local business community came together to establish the Island City Protestant and Israelitish Orphans Asylum. The orphanage later dropped its religious affiliation and was renamed the Galveston Orphans Home.

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The Modern Cowboy and an Early Photographic Process on Display at The Bryan Museum with 21st Century Cowboys

Galveston, TX – November 18, 2022 ​- ​ The Bryan Museum is proud to present a new exhibition, “21st Century Cowboys: The Tintypes of Robb Kendrick.” The exhibition will be on view at the Bryan Museum from November 13, 2022 through January 15, 2023.

Robb Kendrick has been photographing cowboys for more than 25 years. Using an early photographic process called tintype, he creates one-of-a-kind photographs of modern cowboys whose 19th century appearances underscore what hasn’t changed in the last 100+ years.

New Donation to the Museum

On Tuesday, November 1, 2022, The Bryan Museum received a generous donation of documents, land deeds, photographs, diaries, and letters, some dating back to the 1830s, from the family of Laura Munson Cooper. The Munson family played a significant role in the growth and development of Brazoria County, “where Texas began.”…