Museum Events

April

Livin’ the Life of the American Cowboy

Livin’ the Life of the American Cowboy

Saturday, April 20, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Second-floor Landing
Included in Admission Price

Historian and raconteur, Jim Hodges shares his stories and knowledge of over 50 years of life in the saddle. He brings to life the celebrated world of ranching, roping and riding with a display of the tools of the trade, the vocabulary of the cowhand, and a gifted interpretation of the soul of a cowboy.

Traditional Art of Gunsmithing

Traditional Art of Gunsmithing

Saturday, April 27, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Second-floor Landing
Included in Admission Price

Join Dennis Heckathorne and learn the history and methods of the traditional art of gunsmithing! Heckathorne started making and repairing guns at a very early age and is known for fixing rifles owned by two U.S. Presidents and Sam Houston.

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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Renovations with Ashley & Michael Cordray

Homes Tour Lecture Series
Saturday, May 4, 2019
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Galveston’s favorite TV historic renovation couple will share personal experiences and anecdotes about their passionate crusade to preserve the city’s charming residences.

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Historic Homes of Waco

Homes Tour Lecture Series
Saturday, May 11, 2019
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Baylor Professor of Museum Studies and authority on material culture and decorative arts Dr. Kenneth Hafertepe will share personal stories and insights into the ongoing preservation activities in the City of Waco. He will also be available to sign his new book “Historic Homes of Waco.”

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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.
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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

Yo Ho Ho! It’s a Pirate’s Life for Me!

Yo Ho Ho! It’s a Pirate’s Life for Me!

Summer History Camp
Monday, July 8, 2019 – Friday, July 12, 2019
The Bryan Museum
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $250 | Bring your own lunch

Swashbuckle into the life of a privateer in the 1800s and follow the footsteps of Galveston’s most famous pirate Jean Lafitte. A search for hidden treasure utilizing maps, compasses, and a pirate’s luck will be a feature of the week, along with lessons about life at sea, early ship building, pirate skills, and navigation.

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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.

Cowboy Up for the Big Adventure

Cowboy Up for the Big Adventure!

Summer History Camp
Monday, July 22, 2019 – Friday, July 26, 2019
The Bryan Museum
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $250 | Bring your own lunch

Time travel back to the American West of the late 1800s and learn about the daily life and work of the American cowboy and cowgirl on a famous Texas cattle drive. Face the dangers of life on the range and try your hand at chuck wagon cooking, making gear, branding, poetry and music.

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Serendipitous Stitches

Serendipitous Stitches

Saturday, July 27, 2019
The Bryan Museum Library
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Renown quilt expert and Curator of Clothing and Textiles at the Museum at Texas Tech University, Dr. Marian Ann Montgomery will share her fascination for the stitch work legacy of Texas women displayed in their vintage quilts.

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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