Get a sneak peak inside the new Humble Museum before it opens

Volunteers began moving pieces into the renovated space in March. The new Humble Museum is projected open this fall, officials said. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Volunteers began moving pieces into the renovated space in March. The new Humble Museum is projected open this fall, officials said. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Volunteers began moving pieces into the renovated space in March. The new Humble Museum is projected open this fall, officials said. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

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The Humble Museum is looking to bring on volunteer docents to help guide visitors through the history. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Robert Meaux is a local historian and board of directors president for the Humble Museum. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The museum will feature new mounted displays showing timelines depicting the history of significant locations and events in Humble. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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This replica of the battle of the Alamo was donated by local Boy Scouts. (Photos by Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Volunteers began moving pieces into the renovated space in March. The new Humble Museum is projected open this fall, officials said. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Humble Museum will now include a small gift shop with books, T-shirts and Christmas ornaments. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Damages from Hurricane Harvey served as the catalyst to relocate the old Humble Museum from downtown Humble to the band hall of the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center. Although the Humble Museum first opened in the mid-1970s, it has been closed for almost three years.

The city allocated $450,000 to renovate the building, and the museum’s board of directors have spent $73,000 so far on the interior. Now, the new Humble Museum is almost ready to open to the public.

Robert Meaux, the president of the museum’s board of directors, said he has been working with volunteers amid the pandemic to get the museum ready to open this fall.

“The goal is to make it an integral part of the community,” he said. “It’s been in the community since the mid-’70s; it’s just not been that integral because you come in and you’re like, ‘It’s a junk collection.’”

Meaux said the old location saw roughly 2,000 visitors a year, but he hopes the new location with its new logo, well-lit displays and more organized layout will encourage tourists, local residents and students to learn about Humble’s rich history.


“I’ve tried to build something that the city is proud to bring people here,” he said.

Humble Museum

601 Higgins St., Humble

281-713-5439

www.humblemuseum.com

Hours: TBD (facility to open in fall)
By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.



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