Museum Events

February

Crucifix

Iconoclast Sessions

Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:00p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
FREE EVENT

The Iconoclast Sessions are quarterly performance gatherings free and open to the public. This Session will feature Academic Poet Marlon MarleytheArtist Havikoro, creator of My Spanglish Hip Hop Story and John P. McGovern Award Winning Author of 'Cue The Writer: Cheers to the Notion of Love, Hate, God and Revolution' and co-founder of Iconoclast Artists.

Sounds of Dulcimers

Sounds of Dulcimers

Saturday, February 23, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Second-floor Landing

Enjoy an afternoon with the North Harris County Dulcimer Society as they share the history and beautiful lilting sounds of traditional music played upon this truly unique American instrument. From hazy origins, the dulcimer first appeared in the early 1800's in the Appalachian mountains of southwest Virginia in areas settled by the British, the Scottish, and the Irish. These people claimed the Dulcimer as their own and that is why so many British, Scottish, and Irish tunes are played on it. The word “Dulcimer” comes from the Greek meaning "sweet song" and it is indeed a pleasure to listen to its lovely melodies.

March

Jean Lafitte: Legends of Galveston’s Privateer

Historically Speaking Lecture Series
Saturday, March 16, 2019
The Bryan Museum Library
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Members: Suggested $5 donation, Non-members: $10 ticket

Dr. Stephen Curley, Texas A&M University Galveston Regents English Professor, published author and historical sea chantey musician will discuss the colorful life of a pirate in his presentation: “Jean Lafitte: Legends of Galveston’s Privateer”

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April

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.
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 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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May

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

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.”

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

Second Annual Distinguished Speaker

Second Annual Distinguished Speaker

Saturday, August 17, 2019
The Bryan Museum Library
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Members: Suggested $5 donation, Non-members: $10 ticket

September

Complexity of the Anglo and Mexican Relationship

Complicated History:
Mexican and Anglo Relationships in Texas

Saturday, August 17, 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 a presentation on the complexity of the Anglo and Mexican relationship in the settlement, struggle for independence and statehood of Texas.

October

Legends, Lives, and Legacies of Texas Gunslingers

Legends, Lives, and Legacies of Texas Gunslingers

Saturday, August 17, 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 Gunslingers” and the lawmen who pursued them 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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