A standing-room-only crowd gathered Saturday, Nov. 14, to celebrate the opening of the Humble Museum.
The museum, previously located on Main Street, was irreparably damaged during Hurricane Harvey. Three years later, the new museum is open and located at 601 Higgins, sharing the campus of the Bender Performing Arts Center.
“I am so happy to be able to say welcome to the museum,” said Dr. Robert Meaux, president of the museum board of directors. State Rep. Dan Huberty, Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle, Humble Mayor Merle Aaron and Humble City Manager Jason Stuebe all spoke briefly about the remarkable new facility. Cagle reminded the crowd that history is our tie to posterity. First Methodist Humble senior minister, the Rev. Jim Flagg, offered the prayer which was followed by “God Bless America,” sung by Humble Methodist Music Minister Michael Grauvogl. Aaron surprised Meaux with a proclamation making opening day “Robert Meaux Day” in the city of Humble.
The museum also has a new separate group, the Humble Museum Foundation, which is offering brick pavers at the entrance as a fundraiser. The museum is free to attend and is open five days a week. The exhibits feature many moments of Humble’s history, from its days as an oil boomtown to the legacies of community leaders. The museum also features a research room with a genealogy collection.
Community members are encouraged to join the Friends of the Humble Museum; a basic annual membership is $20.
Visit HumbleMuseum.com for information on hours and to purchase a membership or brick paver.