• An Evening at The Bryan 2016
  • La Cruz Blanca Special Exhibit
  • Visual Prayers Special Exhibit
  • The Facade of The Bryan Museum at 1315 21st Street, Galveston, Texas

On September 10, 2016, The Bryan Museum celebrated our inaugural fund-raising gala!

The Bryan Museum, founded by Mary Jon and J.P. Bryan, is the result of their lifetime commitment to historic preservation and education.

The Bryan Museum houses the largest collection of its kind in the world. With 70,000 items spanning 12,000 years, it includes treasures ranging from ancient Native American cultural artifacts to 21st century pieces—rare German, French, Spanish, and English documents; exquisite saddles; spurs; antique firearms; exceptionally rare maps and books; fine art; religious and folk art; portraits; and documents.

The West as it will never be seen again!


La Cruz Blanca / Visual Prayers Special Exhibits

La Cruz Blanca

In 1913, Leonor Villegas de Magnón founded La Cruz Blanca (The White Cross), a medical relief group, to care for wounded soldiers serving in the Mexican Revolution…

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Catholicism was an important tool for the Spanish in colonizing the New World. Without a common language, Spanish priests and missionaries relied on artwork and images to convert indigenous populations…

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La Cruz Blanca

Host your event at The Bryan Museum

The Bryan Museum is Galveston's newest venue for hosting your special event, wedding, or private party. In addition to our historic landmark building, we have several unique spaces available for entertaining your guests, including our exquisite Belgian-designed Victorian Conservatory, the adjacent Pavilion with luxurious bridal changing suite, and our expansive curated gardens. We can host cocktail parties for 100 amidst the 19th-century architecture of our grand lobby or create an elegant dinner for 50 surrounded by rare art and artifacts.

For pricing and availability, please call Ann Urban, our Director of Events, at (409) 220‑3022 or email her at ann@thebryanmuseum.org.


Mission Statement

The Bryan Museum is dedicated to the preservation, education, and promotion of the history and art of Texas and the American West through engaging exhibitions and programming.

Educational Programs

Please visit our schedule of events to find out about special programs for children, adults, educators, and school groups. Contact our staff for individualized group programs tailored to your needs.

Current Exhibits

Rotating exhibits from the Museum's collection offer a memorable visit focused on the rich cultural history of Texas and the American West. Guests are encouraged to return for a renewed experience.

Museum Shop

A broad selection of items including artwork, books, jewelry, pottery, educational toys, T-shirts, and other commemorative gifts are reasonably priced. Browse The Bryan Museum's online shop for special gifts year round.

Scholarship and Research

We aspire to be one of the nation's leading centers for the study of the art and artifacts of Texas and the American West. We offer academic and research opportunities for scholars at the graduate level and above.


Becoming a member places you among a unique group of people dedicated to protecting our proud heritage. With your help, we can bring history to life and educate future generations.