The Bryan Museum Resource Center

Welcome to The Bryan Museum’s Online Resource Center.  Please enjoy the introductory video below hosted by our founder, J.P. Bryan. 

Video Presentations

Famed Texas storyteller, photographer, publisher, book collector, archivist, and writer, Bill Wittliff producer of Lonesome Dove joined J.P. Bryan for a captivating conversation at the Bryan Museum.

Discover the story behind The Bryan Museum building.

Learn about three phases of The Galveston Orphans Home history told through the architectural element of the cornerstones.

Explore Galveston's extraordinary history from the Karankawa, through the 1900 Storm, and up to present day.

Recorded as the worst natural disaster in the United States, The Great Storm of the 1900s forever changed the course of history.

Learn the story behind one of our MOST POPULAR artifacts, the confederate violin shotgun.

Learn more about the Gun that Won the West

Our docent, Jack Evins, shares the story behind Santa Anna’s Letter to General Filisola sent after his capture at the Battle of San Jacinto.

Virtual After Hours with Gary Pinkerton: A new look at the Cherokee Code document.

Learn about the history of Juneteenth. Celebrate freedom!

Join UTMB experts as they uncover the causes, treatments, and the discoveries about the Bubonic Plague in Galveston.


Enjoy and download exclusive content from the Bryan Museum.


More E-Books Coming SOON

  • Cabeza de Vaca: 4 Rugged Castaways
  • Saddles Across the Centuries
  • Of Gold and Souls
  • Texas Revolution: Chain of conflict
  • Texas Masters: Palettes of the Past
  • Remember the Alamo


You have several options for accessing the Tour.

You can view all five segments continuously which runs about 18 minutes. OR You can view the individual segments independently which vary between 3:05 and 4:25 minutes each.