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Rosenberg Library

Address: 2310 Sealy Avenue, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409 763 8854
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Ranked #11 of 38 Attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Visit the little museum on the 4th floor for a neat little tour of Texas history. There's also an art gallery attached to the museum.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Our library has so much to offer people.I'm very proud each time I visit our very own.It is a historic library.Great place to relax.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Love the architecture of the historical building. I love the Historical information about Galveston offered upstairs. The computer lab is great for visitors' who need to stay in touch with their "other" life! The children's section is wonderful and they usually have an offering of Storeytelling!

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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87 reviews 87 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Don't miss the fourth floor of the library for a free and delightful history museum for Galveston and a complementary art museum. I imagine the video harbor tour was designed most for children since you stand behind an historic ship's wheel, it certainly interested this old-timer too. The library staff is friendly and willing to answer your questions. Please make... More 

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