Railroad Museum Safe after Hurricane Laura

This last week was full of excitement for the Railroad Museum! On Thursday, August 20th, predictions for Hurricane Laura began to forecast landfall around the Houston, TX area. Morris Gould and Perry Hatch worked that afternoon to move rolling stock in the yard and get train cars ready to be evacuated off the island. As the projected path of Hurricane Laura wobbled in the Gulf of Mexico, the museum adopted a "wait and see" attitude, waiting for a final prediction. Then on Tuesday, August 25th, at 6 am the City of Galveston issued a mandatory evacuation. Staff members David Robertson, Jennifer Kelso, Sam Christensen, Ramon Coles, and Deborah Shephard proceeded to pack up the museum. File

Welcome Aboard, David!

On Monday, August 10th, the Galveston Railroad Museum welcomed David Robertson as the Executive Director.  David has a deep understanding of special events and the hospitality industry. Some of David's previous experiences include the Tremont House, the Galveston Artillery Club, and owner of Prohibition Red's. "David Robertson comes to the museum with vast knowledge in focusing on the experience of the patron. He is well connected with the Galveston community and knows how to team build. The Board of Directors enthusiastically welcomes him on-board!" said Dr. John Bertini, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Galveston Railroad Museum. David is a long time resident of Galveston, having

Newsletter Archives now on Museum’s Website

Thirty of the museum’s newsletters were can now be read online here. Sam Christensen, Museum Curator, worked diligently to find old copies of the newsletter and meticulously scan them in. Board Member, Dr. Donald E. Harper, uploaded his digital copies of the newsletters as well. Don has been producing the newsletter since 2002. We hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane as much as we did!

Historical Marker Gets a Facelift

On May 22, 2020, Donna Hatch and Lynne Langdale, with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) – George Washington Chapter visited the museum and restored the Historical Marker located outside the West Ticket Office. The Historical Marker commemorates the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Company that was headquartered in the present-day Shearn Moody Plaza. The marker was installed in 1993 and had over the years faded in the humid Texas Gulf heat. First, a sander was used to remove dirt and flaking paint, followed by a soft brush. Tape was applied to mask off the edge of the marker. Next came two coats of black lacquer spray paint over all of the marker’s front surface, allowing t

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ADMISSION

Adults (13-64): $10

Seniors (65+): $8

Children (3-12): $5

Children 2 and under: Free

HOURS

Open Daily

10am - 5pm

(409) 765-5700

info@galvestonRRmuseum.org

LOCATIONS

Main Entrance:

123 - 25th Street

Free Parking &

West Ticket Office:

2602 Santa Fe Place 

Galveston, TX 77550

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The Galveston Railroad Museum is dedicated to the restoration, observation, and re-use of its historic facilities and equipment for the development of educational and interactive programs, which support railroading and transportation initiatives serving our regional community.

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The Galveston Railroad Museum is a 501(c)(3) organization registered in the state of Texas.