Meet Peggy Purvis
Guest Services Volunteer of the Month

Guest Services Volunteer of the Month
Peggy Purvis
Guest Services Volunteer of the Month

Peggy is one of our newest volunteers but has already shown herself to be a dedicated member of The Bryan Museum. Within her first months, Peggy has completed orientation, become a Museum Guide, and begun looking at further projects that interest her. Peggy always has a welcoming smile and a lending hand, and we look forward to Peggy's growing role at The Bryan. If you happen to pass by her on your next visit to The Bryan Museum, please thank her for her dedication.

We asked Peggy a few questions about her time at the Museum:

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I moved to Galveston in 1995 from Austin where I worked as a teacher, then as a computer analyst, as well as a long-term care administrator. I worked at UTMB for twenty years in financial analyst positions or did training in computer systems. I love being around people, the outdoors, traveling, and learning.

What enticed you to become a volunteer at The Bryan Museum?

I had watched the building in time become transformed. I was not sure what it was to be but was so happy to see it made beautiful again. My friends told me about what it was becoming. Once I retired, I was looking for places to volunteer and read about the Museum. I was excited for the opportunity.

What is your favorite part of being a Bryan Museum volunteer?

Sharing the beautiful place with visitors and learning so much about Texas. I have also been given a chance to help with other projects and work at times in the gardens.

What is your favorite thing about the Museum?

Staff and other volunteers to interact with and just being part of this project, which is a great addition to the culture of Galveston!