Museum Events


FREE Admission For All
Texas Teachers

December 2018 & January 2019

The Bryan Museum is offering FREE admission for all Texas Teachers! Know a teacher? Help us spread this news by sharing this offer with them.

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Yoga After Dark

Wednesdays, starting January 16
6:00 p.m.

Yoga at the Museum is back! Join us on Wednesdays to intentionally breathe, stretch, and regain your sanity.

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Dr. Bruce Winders

Galveston Museum Day

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Admission: Buy One-Get One Free

Experience a taste of edible Texas history. Tasty treats—from different historical periods showcased in the museum—will be available for you to eat in our galleries from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. A special program, the Traditional Art of Gunsmithing, will be offered from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Museum tours are scheduled at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home, the museum showcases one of the world’s largest collections of historical artifact, documents and artwork relating to the American West.

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Gallery Presentations

Traditional Art of Gunsmithing

Saturday, January 26
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Included in Museum Admission Price

Learn the history and methods of the traditional art of gunsmithing


After Hours in the Museum

Thursday, February 7, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Brief Presentation: Texas Masters Gallery, 5:45 p.m.
FREE Admission to Select Galleries

Elisabet Ney (1833-1907) was an accomplished sculptor and a unique individual, some might say a woman ahead of her time. Join Jack Evins as he examines Ney's Portrait of Lilley Haynie and the artist's impact on the art scene of Texas.

Enjoy beverages such as white wine and beer (available for purchase in La Sirena).

Legendary Artifact Acquired!

Saturday, February 16, 2019
6:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Museum Members: $10
Non-members: $20

First time on display: An ivory, ebony, and gold crucifix gifted by Pope Pius IX to Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico.

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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 20, 2019
The Bryan Museum Library
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
RSVP Required

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

Sunday, April 21, 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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After Hours

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.
RSVP Required

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.


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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