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Rosenberg Library

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Address: 2310 Sealy Avenue, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409 763 8854
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Great stop for kids!

Wonderful childrens library on lower floor...hands-on area, many computers, easy access to books, beautiful ocean-themed decor. Nice, small museum on 4th floor. Many window... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Wonderful childrens library on lower floor...hands-on area, many computers, easy access to books, beautiful ocean-themed decor. Nice, small museum on 4th floor. Many window displays of Galveston's history before the Civil War and others explaining history from then up to present. Several more hands-on displays for kids and adults. Special gallery showings in an additional room. All this right across... More 

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Fish Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This seemed like just your typical, mid-sized library to me, when I entered to get some specific information. Got good help at reference. It was only later that I read about the art displays and its historical nature. Nothing to indicate that when I entered the building.

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Rosenberg Library of Galveston is located in a beautiful old Victorian Building. It is very unique and you can find information on those who entered the USA in the 1800's, what ships they arrived on and where they came from. So, if your family entered through Galveston they will be on record for you to see.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The outside and inside of the library is beautiful and the staff is very helpful when looking for a book.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

You have to check out the museum here until the county museum finds a new home. There are multiple different points of interest talking about the families and the businesses of Galveston and how it grew from a shanty town to the Wall Street of the South and finally its post glory days as Houston began to receive more traffic.... More 

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Jamaica, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Library contains a small museum section about the history of Galveston, with some interesting artifacts.

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Stacy, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Wonderful help as I was looking up my family history from Texas through census records. Also enjoyed learning about Isaac's storm the hurricane that struck the island in 1900. Great history.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

For more than 100 years the Rosenberg Library has welcomed readers young and old. Everyone there is knowledgeable about the island, it's history and they are willing to talk freely about it. They will tell you about the water level from hurricane Ike and even have a documentary about it on the fourth floor. The cameras were on for the... More 

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San Francisco California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Go to the 4th floor to peruse the museum. It is not large, but they had interesting items that helped explained who Henry Rosenberg was and how he gave his money away to many causes in Galveston.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is the place to visit if you are interested in the 1900 hurricane and the history of how Galveston Island rebuilt, elevated itself, and built the famous seawall. The librarians are very helpful. It is a gorgeous old building.

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