History Center & Library Museum

Galveston & Texas History Center

The Galveston & Texas History Center collects, preserves, and organizes archival materials that document the history of Galveston and Texas. We focus on Galveston from the city’s incorporation in 1839 through the present. Our collection also relates to Texas from the Spanish period to the end of the Civil War.

Check out their website to:

  • Learn about the 1900 Storm, construction of the Seawall, and other historical moments in Galveston,
  • Find out more about the history of your home,
  • Access your family’s history with FamilySearch Heritage Quest or view Online databases related to history and genealogy,
  • See thousands of digitized photos and manuscripts collections in the Archives Catalog,
  • and more!
Visit the Galveston & Texas History Center website


Appointments encouraged:
Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday – Monday, Closed

Contact the Galveston & Texas History Center

Telephone: 409.763.8854 Ext. 126
Fax: 409.763.0275

Email the Galveston & Texas History Center

Rosenberg Library Museum

The Rosenberg Library Museum maintains and exhibits fine art and artifact collections that emphasizes the history of Galveston and the Republic of Texas. Permanent and alternating exhibits are displayed throughout the Library, the 4th floor and online. The McGivney Art Collection, Treasure of the Month, and other artifacts are displayed on the 2nd floor during regular library hours. The Great Storm of 1900 and the Faces and Places of Galveston exhibits are both available on the 4th floor from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Saturday. Admission is free. For questions, contact the Museum Curator at musuem@rosenberg-library or phone 409.763.8854 Ext. 125.

Check out their website to:

  • Search Past Treasures of the Month,
  • Learn about new exhibits and Museum events,
  • Check out the Mobile Audio Tour app,
  • Join the Museum Book Club,
  • and more!
Visit the Rosenberg Library Museum website


2nd floor exhibits open during Main Library Hours
4th floor galleries
Monday – Saturday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, Closed

Contact the Rosenberg Library Museum