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Founder J.P. Bryan with his dog, Chalk, in front of The Bryan Museum in Galveston. Photo courtesy of The Bryan Museum
The Bryan Museum Galveston
Stunning saddles all in a row in the 19th Century Southwest Room. Photo by Katie Oxford
The Bryan Museum Galveston Frontier Room
J.P. Bryan in the Frontier Room (1820-1848) viewing the Mexican American War case. Photo by Katie Oxford
The Bryan Museum Galveston
Spurs, spurs and more spurs. Photo by Katie Oxford
The Bryan Museum Galveston
The Bryan Museum is in the renovated 1895 structure that once served as the Island City Protestant-Israelite Orphans Home.  Photo by Katie Oxford