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“Fantastic Resource for Galveston History”
Review of Rosenberg Library

Rosenberg Library
Ranked #20 of 106 things to do in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

Rosenberg Library has a wealth of historical information about Galveston available either online or in the library. One of my favorite galleries is the James M. Lykes Maritime Gallery - http://rosenberg-library-museum.org/exhibits/galleries/lykes/treasure.island/lykes.htm - permanent exhibit. It has nautical artifacts from its steamship company and a beautiful art glass window depicting the Doctor Lykes, the first ship used by Lykes Line.

You will also see special displays like the McGivney Award Winners, "Abstract Egret" and other traveling exhibits constantly changing. Online you can view online exhibits including, Seawall and Storm Exhibit and more Galveston history. Speaking of history, if you are wanting an in-depth study of Galveston and Texas, visit the Galveston & Texas History Center. Look around while you are walking or sitting in the library and view paintings of all kinds.

The Rosenberg Library is the oldest public library in Texas, opening its doors on June 22, 1904 opening on Henry Rosenberg's birthday, one of its patrons. The library has Wi-Fi access.

1  Thank Cheryl M
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Nice building with a lot of historic bids and pieces you need some time if you like to read all descriptions, it's a must when you are in Galveston, you can make it a short visit or you take your time.

1  Thank Mangumwhitehouse503
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Oldest Library in Texas. A good way to find out about the history of Galveston in the early years. Built in the 1890's and left to the City by Henry Rosenberg.

Thank Skippy S
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Third floor museum is very interesting with many relics from the Civil War era and other periods. It is free and very instructive. While you are at the library, there is a section of used books for sale on the first floor at very reasonable prices. Parking is free. There is also a newly refurbished children's section. If you need to relax for awhile, there is a reading room on the third floor with comfortable chairs.

1  Thank ournoni
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

They have just reopened the maid floor of the library. It took a hit from Ike in 2008. The library is beautiful and is up to date. I have a Kindle so I don't go in there as much. It is a full service library, and has lots of old, historic Galveston pictures. I believe you can even buy copies of the pictures.

Thank galvestonangel
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