Early 20th century photo by George Bronner shows Alvin as it was. This photo and many more will be part of a presentation on Bronner's work and will be held at the Alvin Historical Museum Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. It is the first of four presentations on Thursday evenings.

Alvin museum to offer 4 presentations on various periods of city history

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Early Alvin photographs are the work of photographer George Bronner who ran a studio in the town from 1895 until 1920. Professional photos taken at that time were the work of the early 20th century photographer.

Bronner and his work are the topic of the first of four historical presentations by the Alvin Museum Society. Set for Feb. 9 at 6 p.m., the hour long presentation will explore his life and the city of Alvin through his work.

The presentation will be held at the Alvin Historical Museum.

Board member Richard Klapper has put together presentations featuring various critical periods in Alvin’s history. He used pictures and information found in museum archives to create these presentations.

Klapper will be sharing his research and photographs of the early photographer at the first of the four programs.

Other presentations to come include Alvin and the 1900 Hurricane on Feb. 16, Alvin’s Great Fire of 1902 on Feb. 23, and The Alvin Depot on March 2.

The museum is located at 300 West Sealy Street in Alvin. Admission is $3 with children 12 or under free.

For more information, call 281-331-4469 or visit the website at [email protected]

Story by Karolyn Gephart