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History of the museum

The Galveston County Museum formed in 1976. It was located on Market Street for many years. After Hurricane Ike damaged the HVAC and electrical systems in 2008, the unharmed artifacts were moved. Now the museum is located in the Galveston County courthouse building at 722 Moody/21st Street in Galveston.

Galveston County Museum is a joint project of the Galveston County Commissioners Court and Galveston County History, Inc. The museum cares for a collection of 20,000 artifacts and archives. We also maintain the historical commission's library. If you are interested in research or donating an artifact related to Galveston County history, please call 409.766.2340.


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