New Museum Opens Friday
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A new three-story museum in Galveston will feature a Texan's collection of books, documents, artifacts and works of art devoted to the American Southwest and Texas.
The Galveston County Daily News (http://bit.ly/1HJzJ06 ) reports The Bryan Museum is set officially open Friday. The museum will house more than 70,000 items that span 2,500 years.
The museum is located in a building that once housed the Galveston Orphans Home. Bryan and staff changed the orphanage, built in 1895 and remodeled in 1902, into a walk-through of chronologically ordered exhibits.
The displays are packaged to include art, documents, photographs and artifacts from the same era.
Paying homage to the orphanage is a downstairs exhibit with artifacts recovered from the children's' home.
Museum spokeswoman Mary Jo Naschke says the museum will eventually rotate exhibits.