The Galveston Railroad Museum is a living history museum dedicated to the preservation and understanding of the role that railroads played in the development of transportation and commerce in our region. Through exhibitions of static and rolling stock and educational programs, the museum excites imagination and thoughtful reflection on invention, history, and our future.
Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors’ legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, we teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.
The Pharmacy & Medical Museum of Texas is a dream come true for Mr. Joe Reuss. For years Mr. Reuss had a vision of creating an educational museum focusing on the pharmaceutical and medical fields and also to preserve Cuero’s rich history in these areas. Coming from a multi-generational medical and pharmaceutical family “that never threw anything away,” Mr. Reuss has a vast collection of material that deserved to be preserved and displayed in an appropriate setting. With the consolidation of the Valumart Pharmacy with Reuss Pharmacy in 2013 the building, already owned by Mr. Reuss, became the ideal location for a museum.
The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum is located in a historic 1911 Santa Fe Depot. Permanent exhibits explore the history of the Santa Fe and the importance of railroads in our national history, as well as topics relating to regional and local history. The museum also hosts temporary exhibits, education programs, and special events. The museum’s collection of railroad equipment is displayed on the grounds, next to an active railroad yard where rail-fans can observe daily operations and traffic of the BNSF and Amtrak.
The Texas Quilt Museum is the only quilt museum in the Southwest. We are located in two 1880s award-winning restored buildings. We also have created one of the few period gardens in the state of Texas. The plants and design principals match the era of our buildings, the turn of the century.
The Printing Museum is comprised of multiple galleries featuring permanent and temporary exhibitions, a theater, gift shop, and letterpress, bookbinding, lithography, and papermaking studios. Antique printing presses, rare books, prints, and historic newspapers allow you to experience ways that people have used printing technologies to transform our lives. Moments in history–from the invention of paper and moveable type to the struggle for a free press in the young American Republic to important advances in printing and publishing in the 20th century, you will witness how each successive technological innovation was instrumental in leading to a greater exchange of information and ultimately to a more literate society.