Message from the Director

Dear Friends,
The Bryan Museum has always been a place for reflecting and celebrating together. In the coming weeks, we have a chance to do just that as we gather to remember the story of Jessie McGuire Dent, a little- known Galveston hero whose life helped shape modern Texas and the fight to pass the 19th Amendment. You can hear her story this Saturday at noon with Sam Collins in our ongoing Hidden History Series. The series continues through the Spring with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Caleb McDaniel speaking in January.

On Sunday, December 13, our Lone Star Christmas Concert is your chance to tap your toes and sing along to your holiday favorites. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors and gather – six feet apart – on our lawn. Enjoy hot chocolate, mulled wine, and snow – yes snow! – while a variety of musical performers including Galveston’s own Trio Du Jour sing the afternoon away. The Museum’s pop-up gift shop will be open, serving up new ideas for unique holiday gifts.

What we love about history is how it reveals new possibilities and transforms how we perceive our own capabilities. If history at The Bryan has inspired you this year, we hope you will contribute to our Walk The Talk Campaign. For only $100 – or more – you can support the Museum’s mission of education and receive four pairs of socks, emblazoned with images from the collection. I can’t make promises, but you may find yourself walking further and singing louder in your new Bryan Museum socks.

Thanks for making a difference — and thanks for being part of the Bryan Museum Family!

With warmest regards,

Joan Marshall