Bobby joined our team of volunteers in October 2015. He brought with him an irresistible enthusiasm. He always is on the move and is able to anticipate where he is most needed. Friendly and accommodating, Bobby shows a genuine interest in both visitors and Museum staff. If you find yourself at the Museum the same time as Bobby, be sure to thank him for his time and dedication.
We asked Bobby a few questions about his time at the Museum:
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am a native Texan, Houstonian, and am a recently retired geologist from ExxonMobil. As a child, I lived in Galveston from 1957–1961; my father was a manager of the Sears store on Broadway at the time. I am now retired and living on the bay in Bayou Vista where I spend my time fishing. One of the most rewarding things I do is my role as a fishing guide, taking Wounded Warriors fishing in the bay during the summer. I also enjoy bell ringing for the Salvation Army. My favorite events in the area include Oktoberfest, where I work the craft beer booth, and participating in Dickens on The Strand.
What enticed you to become a volunteer at The Bryan Museum?
I have always had a passion for history and, in particular, Texas history, so I was naturally drawn to explore the Museum. After my first visit, I was hooked! I just knew I had to be a part, in some capacity, of this wonderful collection of artifacts and this beautiful property.
What is your favorite part of being a Bryan Museum volunteer?
I thoroughly enjoy walking through the various galleries while I am volunteering.
What is your favorite thing about the Museum?
With so much to see, I always seem to find something I hadn't noticed before, and I learn more about Texas history and colonization each time I work.