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Welcome to my personal collection of Galveston memorabilia, a little online museum that you can visit in your jammies!

What began with a simple desire to pick up a few authentic poker chips from my beloved Balinese Room quickly expanded as I happened upon this treasure and that from a much wider swath of Galveston’s incredible history. In fact, the collection has grown so large now that I’ve had to organize it into categories just to keep track of everything.

All of the artifacts in the “Basic Collections” are live and ready to view, either as a group or, more interestingly, by topic. Items in the “Special Collections”—many rare, some unique—take more time to photograph and document. Look for these special collectibles to be added a few at a time each month.

And now, enjoy! I hope you have as much fun viewing this collection as I have had in creating it.

Special Collections

  • Art
  • Gaming Accessories
  • Glass & Ceramics
  • Linens & Napkins
  • Menus
  • Photographs
  • Publications
  • This & That

New Additions

Collecting is like cleaning house—the job is never done!

New items are being added each month, and you’ll find them all right here.

Explore the Collection by Topic