Jack began volunteering at The Bryan Museum in March 2016. Like many of our volunteers, Jack expresses a genuine interest in the Museum and its extravagant collection. He is the type of volunteer who is always searching for a way to help others by being the first to respond. Jack has been known to perform research and investigation to provide accurate answers for our guests and also to improve The Bryan Museum as a whole.
We asked Jack a few questions about his time at the Museum:
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am a retired State of Texas employee, having served at the Texas Department of Insurance for more than forty years. My wife, Debbie, is a BOI ("Born On the Island"), and we moved back to Galveston in the summer of 2015. I enjoy gardening, including vegetables and landscaping. Debbie and I are enthused by natural history and wildlife photography. We also enjoy birding and reading (especially local, state, and regional history).
What enticed you to become a volunteer at The Bryan Museum?
The facility and collection are both so impressive. What better way to get a chance to learn about both in detail? And because I only live just a little over a mile away, I really have no excuse not to volunteer.
What is your favorite part of being a Bryan Museum volunteer?
Working with and getting to know the fantastic staff and volunteers. It is exhilarating to be around so many folks who clearly enjoy what they do. The docents are amazing in their subject-matter knowledge and their diverse takes on the trajectory of Texas history.
What is your favorite thing about the Museum?
Mr. Bryan's level of involvement, including his accessibility and his encouragement and support given to staff and volunteers.