The Marguerite Rogers House Museum
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The Alvin Historical Museum
Location: Alvin, Brazoria County, Texas, United States

The Alvin Museum Society's constitution was adopted on April 12, 1976. The Society's stated mission is "to preserve the history of Alvin and its immediate area by heightening residents' awareness of the value of saving the past for the benefit of the future. Exhibits, programs, and activities that educate the museums' patrons are offered. Selected for preservation are structures, objects, documents, photographs, oral and visual histories, and all artifacts that add to the telling of Alvin's story." The Society owns and operates the Marguerite Rogers House Museum and the Alvin Historical Museum both of which are open for touring.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

March Membership Meeting

A general membership meeting for the Alvin Museum Society is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 22 in the west wing of the Alvin Senior Center, 309 West Sealy. The public is invited to attend.

Michael Bailey, curator of the Brazoira County Historical Museum, will discuss the origin and later stages of the Texas Navy. Mr. Bailey is very knowledgeable about this topic and will share some interesting information with us.

In addition, there will be a free drawing, discussion of the Garden Tour, sale of raffle tickets for an original watercolor, refreshments and visiting. Make plans to join us for a good time on Sunday, March 22. Look forward to seeing you!!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Garden Tour Tickets

Advance ticket purchase is now available for the 10th Annual Alvin Area Garden Tour set for Saturday, April 18, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 in advance and may be bought from the Alvin-Manvel Chamber of Commerce, at drive-thru windows of Alvin's Guaranty Bank, and during open hours at Alvin Historical Museum and Marguerite Rogers House Museum.

Get your tickets early! Tickets will be available on event day at each featured site for $6.00. Proceeds from the tour including the plant sale will fund maintenance of the House Museum. there is no charge for children under 12 years old.