Carol Jean began volunteering for The Bryan Museum in 2016, and she is a wonderful addition to our program. She is active in many other organizations in Houston and around the Island and is quick to respond to new opportunities around the Museum. Carol Jean always goes above and beyond to ensure Museum guests feel welcomed and comfortable during their visit. If you see Carol Jean at the Museum, be sure to say hello and thank her for her dedication.
We asked Carol Jean a few questions about her time at the Museum:
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am originally from New England. I came to Texas in 1982 for a position and never left. I have had three diversified careers. I am now retired and living on Galveston Island in a home that I have had since 1989. I still belong to numerous groups and organizations both in Houston and Galveston.
What enticed you to become a volunteer at The Bryan Museum?
I have watched the Museum emerge from a sad building into a stunning beauty. One visit and I wanted to be a part of making others realize an appreciation for Texas and the West.
What is your favorite part of being a Bryan Museum volunteer?
I like to make others feel at home and appreciate what they are seeing. I also like exposing them to the many wonders that the Island offers. Additionally, I very much enjoy the educational aspects being developed. The Bryan Museum gives individuals an opportunity "to give back."
What is your favorite thing about the Museum?
This question is like asking a mother which is her favorite child. The exhibits are phenomenal, the staff is superior, and the educational potential is challenging.