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Rosenberg Library

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Address: 2310 Sealy St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2296
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History and culture on view!

The library, one of the oldest in Texas, has a wonderful collection of Island history and culture and is a good way to explore more of this treasured Texas city, such an integral... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The library, one of the oldest in Texas, has a wonderful collection of Island history and culture and is a good way to explore more of this treasured Texas city, such an integral player in the creation of the state. Books, maps, and records of course, but also island art and portraits of the big players in Texas and island... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After stopping at the visitor center to pick up a map and information about Galveston we decided to pop into the library across the street and its free museum on the 4th floor. Interesting introduction to the history of Galveston but what I particularly enjoyed was the room with ancient books on display.

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Norfolk, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to find immigration information about my ancestors as family lore was they that immigrated from Europe via the Houston Ship Channel. I did find evidence but not was I was expecting. That is, some immigrants who arrived through the ship channel may have actually landed on the East Coast first. I ran out of time but cannot wait... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The Rosenberg Library is a lovely turn of the century building that functions as a local public library. Go to the top floor and walk down the stairway and you'll get a quick sense of the grandeur. The top floor has a nice little exhibit on the 1900 hurricane. On the stairway between the first and second floor, there's a... More 

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georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Rosenberg Library is across from the visitor center so we decided to walk in to visit the exhibit on Galveston's history. The building is classic in its design and bustling with people. On the top floor is an exhibit that explains the history of Galveston. It was really informative and we learned a great deal about the city. We... More 

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you happen to be walking from Moody Mansion back to town and get caught in a sudden rainstorm, run in here. They have a very nice room of island history, and several other rooms with historical displays, artwork and a beautiful stained glass. The Friends of the Library run a small bookstore, with used books, and the staff chatted... More 

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Houston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Rosenburg Library in Galveston is well worth a visit. A small but nice museum is free. Archival photos available for viewing if you are interested in history of hurricanes in Galveston, particularly the 1900 hurricane described in Issac's Storm by Erik Larson.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Though I have traveled and lived near and far, I always end up back in Galveston. This library has an interesting history and is a great "free" option for tourists. They have a monthly exhibit on local things, and a floor dedicated to interesting local artifacts. Though you may not find a book you especially want, you can go to... More 

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Bernice, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Really liked the mix of old and new. We toured the museum. So much information and history. It you are a history buff then it is a must.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

It was neat and Free, They had a display of glass ware that I thought was interesting. Talked about Depression Glass and some of the Moody family glass ware.

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