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La Relacion, Cabeza de Vaca

La Relacion, Cabeza de Vaca La Relacion y Comentarios del Gouernador Aluar Nunez Cabeca de Vaca, de lo acaescido en las dos jornadas que hizo a las Indias.  The saying “you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover” holds true when looking at this artifact on display at The Bryan Museum.  This plain artifact may...

November 3, 2023November 6, 2023
This Week in Texas History

This Week in Texas History

Image Credit: Wildcatter L.T. “Tol” Barret drilled the first oil well in Texas 36 years before the first major oil discovery gushed out at Spindletop (above) in Beaumont, roughly 130 miles south of Oil Springs. — Courtesy Library of Congress — This week in Texas, 1866, The Melrose Petroleum Oil Company, organized by Lyne Taliaferro...

September 8, 2023September 8, 2023
This Week in Texas

This Week in Texas

This week in Texas on September 1, 1969, Llerena Beaufort Friend ended her 19-year run as director and founder of the Barker Texas History Center. Friend's remarkable journey through life began on October 19, 1903, in Dublin, Texas. Born to Everest MacDonald Friend and Llerena Collinsworth (Perry) Friend, she would go on to leave an indelible mark on the world of education and historical scholarship. Her upbringing was a nomadic one, with her family relocating twenty-four times due to her father's work as a traveling salesman. Despite the challenges, her Methodist faith and passion for learning remained steadfast.

August 28, 2023August 30, 2023

J.P. Bryan and George Foreman IV Discuss Preserving Texas History

Texas Public Policy Foundation’s George Foreman IV sits down with J.P. Bryan to discuss the importance of preserving our great state’s history and passing its lessons on to future generations. The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s mission is to promote and defend liberty, personal responsibility, and free enterprise in Texas and the nation by educating and...

August 17, 2023August 17, 2023


7-foot-tall I Am Texas authored by 1,000 young Texans is a Guinness World RecordTM holder! Tour sponsored by McCoy’s Building Supply FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                MEDIA CONTACTS:     Kim Stinebaker, DPWPRM: 713-305-6602 or kim@dpwpr.com GALVESTON – I Am Texas, the “largest published book in the world,” will be honored on the steps of the Texas State Capitol on Tuesday, May 2nd at 10...

April 24, 2023April 26, 2023
La Dolce Vita, A Celebration of Family and Texas History

La Dolce Vita, A Celebration of Family and Texas History

The Bryan Museum La Dolce Vita Gala 2023 – Celebrating the Italian American Contribution to Texas History WHEN:                       Saturday, March 25, 2023WHERE:                    The Bryan Museum  CO-CHAIRS:             Kate and Jim LykesAUCTION CO-CHAIRS:   D’Lisa and John JohnstonHONOREE:               Johnny Carrabba    FEATURING:             Richard Brown OrchestraBENEFITING:            The Bryan Museum’s Educational and Outreach Programming What better man to be honored at...

March 29, 2023March 29, 2023
The Modern Cowboy and an Early Photographic Process on Display at The Bryan Museum with 21st Century Cowboys

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.

November 22, 2022November 22, 2022
New Donation to the Museum

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.” Henry William Munson (1793...

November 9, 2022November 15, 2022
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