The Bryan Museum :
the Romance of The West

Please join us for these special events!

After Hours in the Museum

FREE Admission to Select Galleries

June 7, 2018
5:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m.

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Writing Your Way to
High Adventure

5 Day Historical Fiction Camp

July 9–13, 2018
July 23–27, 2018

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Galveston's Own Farmers Market at The Bryan Museum

Thursdays 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sundays 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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Wine at The Bryan

Second, Third, and Fourth Thursdays of the Month!

Come Join Us!
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Eyes of Texas
Special Exhibit

Special Exhibit!

On display starting
October 12, 2017

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The Bryan Museum, located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home, houses The Bryan Collection, one of the world's largest collections of historical artifacts, documents, and artwork relating to Texas and the American West. Assembled by J.P. and Mary Jon Bryan, the collection spans more than 12,000 years, with pieces ranging from ancient Native American cultural artifacts to modern twenty-first century objects.

With approximately 70,000 items in total, the collection includes 20,000 rare books; more than 30,000 documents in Spanish, German, French, and English; three dozen saddles; over 250 antique firearms; several hundred spurs; a large collection of fine art, religious art, folk art, and portraits; exceedingly rare maps and artifacts, such as "cowboy" chaps; Native American stone tools and arrowheads; and a Spanish mission bell.

The Bryan Museum presents a chronological history of Texas and the American West with a special emphasis on the Spanish influences in the region. In addition to its permanent galleries, the Museum also includes space for rotating special exhibits, a library, and an archive.

Visit The Bryan Museum today and discover the great diversity of experience that forged the American West and the compelling stories told there.