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Galveston’s Bryan Museum celebrates the exuberant history of Mardi Gras through the fabric of designers past and present.

Galveston’s Bryan Museum celebrates the exuberant history of Mardi Gras through the fabric of designers past and present.

The Bryan Museum is proud to present, “Mardi Gras: Party By Design.” The exhibition will be on view at the Bryan Museum from February 10 through March 26, 2023. The sparkling costumes and capes worn by revelers during Mardi Gras season bathe the parties and parades in a dazzling wash of color. With the third...

January 24, 2023January 24, 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
The 2022/2023 Fall and Winter Calendar

The 2022/2023 Fall and Winter Calendar

The 2022/2023 Bryan Museum events calendar is now available to view. Members and donors also receive a printed version in the mail. If you would like to become a member of the Museum and receive these printed calendar in your mailbox, join today by purchasing a membership here: https://thebryanmuseum.org/membership/ Flip Through Our Calendar Below.

September 6, 2022October 11, 2022
A Night of Contemporary Western Art

A Night of Contemporary Western Art

The Bryan Museum is pleased to announce “Art Untamed: A Night of Contemporary Western Art” on Friday September 23. Art Untamed is the first night of the contemporary western artists showcase. Art Untamed is part of the Visions of the West Weekend at The Bryan, which includes a live auction on Saturday, September 24. The...

August 31, 2022August 31, 2022
Texas Declaration of Independence Broadside Forgery

Texas Declaration of Independence Broadside Forgery

The Texas Declaration of Independence was written and issued by the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos. George C. Childress was named chairman of the committee of five to write the declaration. It is believed that Childress brought to the convention a proposed declaration that was adopted with little change by either the committee or convention....

June 2, 2022June 2, 2022
The Bryan Museum is a 2022 Blue Star Museum

The Bryan Museum is a 2022 Blue Star Museum

Media Contact:Tony Alves, The Bryan Museum(409) 497-4209tony@thebryanmuseum.org Galveston, TX – The Bryan Museum announced it will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer. The 2021 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, 2022, and...

May 23, 2022May 23, 2022
1000 Student Winners Announced for the Guinness World Records Largest Published Book in the World – “I Am Texas!”

1000 Student Winners Announced for the Guinness World Records Largest Published Book in the World – “I Am Texas!”

For Immediate ReleaseMay 16, 2022 Media Contacts:Kim StinebakerDPWPR713-305-6602kim@dpwpr.com Tony AlvesThe Bryan Museum(409) 497-4209tony@thebryanmuseum.org Houston, TX – May 16, 2022 ​- ​iWRITE Literacy Organization​ and The Bryan Museum just announced the 1,000 student winners (3rd-12th graders) whose writing or artwork will be published in I Am Texas, a 7 ft. book and attempt to publish the largest book...

May 16, 2022May 16, 2022
The Children’s Home

The Children’s Home

The Galveston Children’s Home operated under several names and at different locations before being permanently moved to 1315 21st Street. It was originally founded by a Galveston journalist named George B. Dealey in 1878 as the Island City Protestant Orphans Asylum. The next year, the institution housed approximately 40 children. During this time, Dealey turned...

May 3, 2022May 3, 2022
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