Culture, History, Library, Specialized
The National Museum of Funeral History houses the country's only collection of funeral service artifacts and features renowned exhibits on one of man's oldest cultural customs. Come discover the mourning rituals of ancient civilizations, see up-close the authentic items used in the funerals of U.S. presidents and popes, and explore the rich heritage of the industry which cares for the dead.
Art, Culture, General, History, Historic House
The Nave Museum is a fine arts museum, hosting traveling exhibits both modern, as well as classical. Many of the exhibits shown are from artists around the country, and most specifically from Texas. Well known artists Andy Warhol, Mary Cassat, Joan Mitchell and Frieda Kahlo have been shown at the Nave.
Culture, Historic House, Historical Society
One of Austin's most important historic houses, the Neill-Cochran House was built in 1855 by the Master Builder Abner Cook, who also designed the Texas Governor's Mansion, both in the Greek Revival style. The House served as the first Asylum for the Blind in Texas and was a hospital, under the command of General George Armstrong Custer, for the Union Army during Reconstruction. It was not owner-occupied until 1876 when Colonel Andew Neill purchased it for his family.
Culture, General, History
In the fall of 1996, the $1.2 million Nolan Ryan Center was completed and donated to Alvin Community College with space leased within the building for the Nolan Ryan Exhibit which opened in early 1999.
Culture, General, History, Historical Society
The North Texas History Center is the larget collection of North Texas history. We share with visitors in different changing exhibits the life of settlers that came to North Texas and settled. Our ongoing exhibits include Pioneering Roots, Cowboys and Cattledrives, and Texas' role in the Civil War. Future Special exhibits will be foucusing on different communities of people that have called Texas home, with exhibts on Black Texans,and Native Peoples already in development.