It all started when eight-year-old J.P. Bryan bought an 1859 four-barreled .22-caliber Derringer with the money he earned mowing lawns and delivering papers. It was the first item in his life-long collection of American West historic objects. The collection now has over 70,000 pieces and it includes such curiosities as a Mexican silver saddle and a Walker Colt, a revolver used in the war with Comanches. J.P. Bryan’s collection is now part of the museum that made its home in the fully reconstructed historic former Galveston orphanage.
It is the world’s largest collection of its kind. Different museum galleries contain historically relevant documents, superbly crafted saddles, antique firearms, spurs, rare maps, books, fine art, folk and religious art, superb portraits, and much more. Read more about The Bryan Museum.
Contact: 1315 21st St, Galveston, TX 77550, United States, 409-632-7685
Photo: The Bryan Museum
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