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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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Books in the Gift Shop

The Museum Gift Shop offers a variety of items for sale including historical memorabilia, artworks, and gift items. Most popular is the selection of books by local and area writers and books about Brazoria County and Texas. Dr. Bill Crider has provided more copies of his Sheriff Dan Rhodes mysteries including Red, White & Blue. Also, one copy of We'll Always Have Murder, a Humphrey Bogart mystery. New to the gift shop is a book by Cathy Nelson Dodson, an Alvin High alumni, Miss Cornett's Courtship. Cathy used a collection of loveletters her great grandfather wrote as the backdrop for this love story.

There are 2 copies of Ida Blanchette's limited and out of print Babe on the Bayou. There were only 1000 copies of Ms. Blanchette's book printed in 1979. It has become a collectible book and very difficult to find copies.

Located in the Alvin Historical Museum, the Alvin Museum Gift Shop is open Thursdays, Fridays, and the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. There is a charge to tour the museum, but no charge to visit the gift shop.

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