Museum Unpacks unusual items....
December 30, 2016
EVENT DATE: Dec 12, 2016
Galveston County Museum is working to rebuild itself in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. The Galveston County Museum opened to the public in 1976. Mrs. Moody Northern donated the former City National Bank building at 2219 Market St. to Galveston County for use as a historical museum and dedicated it to the memory of her father, W. L. Moody Jr. in 1972. For the next thirty years, this location served visitors as the hub of Galveston County history, culture and events. Hurricane Ike came in 2008 and destroyed the historic bank building which housed the museum. The artifacts and collections were saved by heroic history advocates! We have relocated the offices and collections to the County Courthouse building located at 722 Moody Ave. Galveston, TX. The museum is currently working to re-build itself since the disaster. The Courthouse Annex buildings hold offices, archives and collections of over 40,000 artifacts. We are open to accept donations and prepare plans for the new museum and edutainment center. With the support of volunteers and people like you, we expect to create a world class attraction. This would allow visitors to experience the excitement of education through a fascinating history of pirates, immigrants, Mardi Gras, commerce and the cultural diversity of Galveston Island and the surrounding county. Make history, and be a part of our exhibits and preservation. Donate and assist in opening this historic museum! Visit us today at www.galvestoncountymuseum.org