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The Galveston County Museum opened to the public in 1976.  
 
In 1972, Mary Moody Northern donated the former City National Bank building at 2219 Market St. to Galveston County for use as a historical museum, dedicated to the memory of her father, W. L. Moody Jr. 
 
For the next thirty years, this location served visitors as the hub of Galveston County history.
 
September 2008 brought with it the destructive forces of Hurricane Ike.  Although the artifact collections and exhibits were not harmed in the storm, the building’s electrical and air systems were severely damaged.  While we wait for a new museum site to be completed, the museum is active with outreach activities such as educational programs, research, and temporary exhibits located throughout Galveston. Objects from the museum collection are on display at Ashton Villa, the Hotel Galvez Hall of History, Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast, and the Galveston County Courthouse at 722 Moody Ave.
 
The Galveston County Museum offices are currently located in Shearn Moody Plaza, 123 Rosenberg, Suite 4157. The exhibit hall will reopen in the Galveston County Courthouse in late 2014.    
 
 
 
Former Galveston County Historical Museum at 2219 Market Street
Closed due to Hurricane Ike