"Paying Tribute To Our Past"

"Spanish Explorers of Galveston"

Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

"Cabeza de Vaca was one of the first Europeans to extensively explore Texas after an accidental landing at Galveston Island." -HOUSTON INSTITUTE FOR CULTURE-

  • November 6, 1528: Cabeza de Vaca comes to an island for which he and his men named, "Isla de Malhado," the Island of Misfortune. Now known as Galveston Island.



Galveston County Museum's Exhibit Preview

These are just a few of the informative and exciting exhibits that will be on display for all to enjoy in the near further. From the island's humble begins to Indians, pirates and gambling there's sure to be something to interest all who visit.