News & Events

September 2022 Museum Book Club: Oleander City

Registration is required for all Museum Book Club meetings. Please register. Register online at: https://rosen-lib.org/mbc
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How Gender and Sexuality Influenced the Suffrage Movement

When the United States Constitution was written in the 18th century, it did not guarantee women the same voting rights and protections as men. It wasn’t until 1920 when the 19th amendment was ratified, that women were legally granted the right to vote. Gender and sexuality impacted every social, personal, and political component of the suffrage movement that parallels…
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Online Workshop: Searching the Galveston Tribune Newspaper

Join the Galveston & Texas History Center in this virtual class where you'll learn how to research the 1900 Storm, the Seawall, or your family's history using the Galveston Tribune, a valuable newspaper freely available for use on the Portal to Texas History. June 25, 2022, from 11 AM - 12 PM. To register, visit rl-computerlab.as.me/GTHC-class. For more details, contact…
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Galveston’s Trailblazing Women

Women’s History Month celebrates contributions women have made throughout history, while national or worldly figures are often highlighted, the Rosenberg Library would like to recognize pioneering women within our own Galveston community. Galveston as a whole has a unique and diversified history, many people and communities have created the makeup of what we know of Galveston as of today, but…
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Casey Greene Retires After 37 Years of Service

Rosenberg Scholar, Casey E. Greene, will be retiring from the Rosenberg Library on January 28, 2022 after 37 years of service to the Galveston community. Casey served as the Head of Special Collections, including the Galveston and Texas History Center and the Rosenberg Library Museum, until 2013 when he began working part-time as the Rosenberg Scholar. Under his leadership, the…
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African American Genealogy Series: Freedmen's Bureau Records

Learn about the rich impact of the Freedmen's Bureau and how to research your rich family history for FREE. Taught by professional genealogists Sharon Gillins and Shamele Jordan of Black GenEx, these are virtual programs you won't want to miss.
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The Rosenberg Library welcomes new Museum Curator

I’m Ivy Albright and I started as the Museum Curator at the Rosenberg Library in September 2021. I am excited to be part of the greater Galveston community and I am quickly settling into island life. I am a Native Texan originally from Taylor, Texas. I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a B.A. in History. Thereafter, I attended…
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The Wigwam: Galveston’s Beach Convention Center

Casey Edward Greene, Rosenberg Scholar Galveston was unable to host beach conventions during the late 1890s. The closest structure that could meet this need, Olympia-by-the-Sea, was a wood pavilion at the foot of 25th Street. Opening in the summer of 1896, Olympia was geared toward hosting theatrical and acrobatic events and concerts. The Democratic State Convention wished to hold its…
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Virtual Preservation Series Saturdays in August

Recordings of all three programs are available on the Rosenberg Library's YouTube channel:Making it Last: Preserving Your Family's Papers and PhotographsI Just Bought an Old House - Now What?Your History Matters - To Your Family and To Your Community ------ Please join us for Saving Your History, a series of virtual workshops hosted by the Galveston and Texas History Center…
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Virtual Juneteenth Documentary Screening

Join the Galveston and Texas History Center for a virtual screening of the new Juneteenth documentary by Sam Collins III and Sam Addington. A conversation with the filmmakers will follow the screening. This virtual event is FREE and open to the public. Please register in advance at http://rosen-lib.org/juneteenth or call 409-763-8854 x117. Contact Lauren Martino Henry for more information…
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Electric Park, Part 1

Casey Edward Greene, Rosenberg Scholar The time: 1906. The place: Galveston, Texas. Throngs of tourists have arrived here by train and taken streetcars from Union Depot to the Seawall. They’ve come to relax at the beach and bathe in the Gulf. As dusk approaches, night becomes day at Electric Park on the Boulevard. Beneath the moon, hundreds of vacationers and…
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Online Workshop: Searching the Galveston Tribune Newspaper

A recording of this program is available on the Rosenberg Library's YouTube channel. Click here to watch it online! ----- Join Galveston and Texas History Center in researching the 1900 Storm, the 1885 Fire, the Seawall, or even your family's history through the Galveston Tribune, a valuable newspaper freely available for use on the Portal to Texas History. May 15…
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