Museum Events

March

History Detective: Cabeza de Vaca’s Raft

Thursday, March 21, 2019
MUSEUM MEMBERS ONLY
5:00 p.m.

Join Dr. Wardle, Master Ship Builder, to learn about his recreation of Cabeza de Vaca's Raft! Registration required. This exclusive tour will only be offered once and is limited to ONLY 15 members of The Bryan Museum.

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April

After Hours in the Museum

Thursday, April 4, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Brief Presentation at 5:45p.m.
FREE Admission to Select Galleries

Browse our first-floor galleries, enjoy a glass of wine in La Sirena Cantina, and join Sylvia Horne as she examines and discusses Dick Dowling and the Battle of Sabine Pass.

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Tejas Libre

Thursday, April 11, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
At the iconic Bayou Club
FREE Admission to Select Galleries

J.P. Bryan and The Bryan Museum’s Delegados Associate Board cordially invite you to Tejas Libre. Enjoy live music, hand rolled cigars, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and texas auction! Attire: Business Casual, Dancing Shoes! Proceeds from this fundraiser will support The Bryan Museum’s education programs.

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Historically Speaking - Sea of Mud

Sea of Mud: the Retreat of the Mexican Army after San Jacinto, an Archeological Investigation

Historically Speaking Lecture Series
Saturday, April 13, 2019
The Bryan Museum Library
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Members: Suggested $5 donation, Non-members: $10 ticket

Most Texas history books and Texas aficionados consider General Santa Anna’s surrender to Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto the final episode of the Texas Revolution. Join archaeologist, historian, and author Dr. Gregg Dimmick to uncover the forgotten stories of the Battle of San Jacinto’s aftermath. The history of the Texas Revolution will never be viewed the same again…

Members Book Club

High Adventure Book Club

MUSEUM MEMBERS ONLY
Sunday, April 14, 2019
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Do you enjoy reading? Are you a member of The Bryan Museum? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Then we have just the thing for you!

Next Book: Sea of Mud
This book uncovers the forgotten stories of the Battle of San Jacinto’s aftermath. The history of the Texas Revolution will never be viewed the same again…

Please note that the High Adventure Book Club is open to Museum members only.

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May

After Hours in the Museum

Thursday, May 2, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Brief Presentation at 5:45p.m.
FREE Admission to Select Galleries

Browse our first-floor galleries, enjoy a glass of wine in La Sirena Cantina, and join Donna Reznicek as she examines an object out of the vault: A Daguerreotype of Amasa Turner, Wife, and Daughter.

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Historically Speaking - Contours of Texas

Finding the Contours of Texas in Time

Historically Speaking Lecture Series
Saturday, May 18, 2019
The Bryan Museum Library
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Members: Suggested $5 donation, Non-members: $10 ticket

Dr. Paula Marks, Professor Emerita at St. Edward’s University, author, and exhibit designer will present “Finding the Contours of Texas in Time,” a presentation regarding the subjective choices historians make in identifying key events and time periods and the effects of those choices in how history is presented.

June

After Hours in the Museum

Thursday, June 6, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Brief Presentation at 5:45p.m.
FREE Admission to Select Galleries

Browse our first-floor galleries, enjoy a glass of wine in La Sirena Cantina, and join Beverly Davis as she examines and discusses the ill-fated but important French-Texas colony Le Champ d’Aisle.

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Member Preview & VIP Opening

Thursday, June 13, 2019
The Bryan Museum
6:30 p.m.
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON

The Bryan Museum, proudly presents Patchwork History: Texas-Themed Quilts from the Winedale Quilt Collection on loan from the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas, Austin!

Historically Speaking - Texas Shipwrecks

Out in the Open:
Texas Shipwrecks in Public Spaces

Historically Speaking Lecture Series
Saturday, June 15, 2019
The Bryan Museum Library
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Members: Suggested $5 donation, Non-members: $10 ticket

Amy Borgens, Texas Historical Commission State Marine Archeologist will share the discoveries and investigations of visible shipwrecks which lie along the Texas Coast in her presentation: “Out in the Open: Texas Shipwrecks in Public Spaces.”

Hands on History

Hands on History Festival

Saturday, June 29, 2019
The Bryan Museum

Hands On History Festival will be a day long family friendly event of interactive activities and historical demonstrations and re-enactors!

July

Historically Speaking - Daughters of Frontier Texas

Daughters of Frontier Texas:
Colonizers, Civilizers, and Captives

Historically Speaking Lecture Series
Saturday, July 20, 2019
The Bryan Museum Library
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Members: Suggested $5 donation, Non-members: $10 ticket

While men largely immigrated to Texas, enlisted in the Texan army, defeated Santa Anna at San Jacinto, and served in the ranks of the Republic government, women's roles, as prescribed by society, traditionally rested with the home, the hearth, and the family. Our guest speaker, Mary L. Scheer, will examine the lives of Texas women—including Anglos, Tejanas, and African Americans—who helped settle the frontier, build communities, and, at times, suffered capture by the Native Americans. Scheer is a professor of History and Director of the Center for History and Culture at Lamar University.

August

After Hours in the Museum

Thursday, August 1, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Brief Presentation at 5:45p.m.
FREE Admission to Select Galleries

Browse our first-floor galleries, enjoy a glass of wine in La Sirena Cantina, and join Brent Bell as he examines and discusses Robert Jenkins Onderdonk’s painting Market Plaza.

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September

After Hours in the Museum

Thursday, September 5, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Brief Presentation at 5:45p.m.
FREE Admission to Select Galleries

Browse our first-floor galleries, enjoy a glass of wine in La Sirena Cantina, and join Jeff Warren as he examines and discusses one the first classics about the Old West, the book A Texas Cowboy. Or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony. Taken from real life by Chas. A Siringo.

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Complexity of the Anglo and Mexican Relationship

La Salle’s Ghost:
American Claims to Texas from the Louisiana Purchase to the Republic of Texas

Saturday, September 21, 2019
The Bryan Museum Library
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Members: Suggested $5 donation, Non-members: $10 ticket

Dr. Frank de La Teja, Director of the Texas State Historical Association and former State Historian will make the presentation “La Salle’s Ghost: American Claims to Texas from the Louisiana Purchase to the Republic of Texas,” an epic story of Texas as part of world history.

October

Legends, Lives, and Legacies of Texas Gunslingers

Legends, Lives, and Legacies of Texas Outlaws & Lawmen

Saturday, October 19, 2019
The Bryan Museum Library
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Members: Suggested $5 donation, Non-members: $10 ticket

Bill O’Neal, retired history professor at Panola University, former Texas State Historian and author of over 40 books will share the stories of the “Legends, Lives, and Legacies of Texas Outlaws and Lawmen" during the frontier settlement of Texas.

Weekly

Yoga After Dark

Every Wednesday
6:00 p.m.

Join us on Wednesdays to intentionally breathe, stretch, and regain your sanity.

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Wine at The Bryan

Second, Third, and Fourth Thursdays of the Month!
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

In conjunction with Galveston's Own Farmers Market, you are cordially invited to join us for a relaxing time and conversation with friends, family, and Museum staff.

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Galveston's Own Farmers Market
at The Bryan Museum

Every Thursday | 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Every Sunday | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

These weekly outdoor markets, hosted at the Museum, provide a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers.

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