"Paying Tribute To Our Past"
722 Moody Ave., Galveston, Texas 77550 (409) 766-2340

Exhibit Preview

Here is a sample of the type of exhibit that will be on display at the new Galveston County Museum. For more information about milestones and opening date, be sure to subscribe for updates.


Spanish Explorers of Galveston

Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

"Cabeza de Vaca was one of the first Europeans to extensively explore Texas after an accidental landing at Galveston Island." -HOUSTON INSTITUTE FOR CULTURE

  • November 6, 1528: Cabeza de Vaca comes to an island for which he and his men named, "Isla de Malhado," the Island of Misfortune. Now known as Galveston Island.



Galveston County Museum's Exhibit Preview

These are just a few of the informative and exciting exhibits that will be on display for all to enjoy in the near further. From the island's humble begins to Indians, pirates and gambling there's sure to be something to interest all who visit.