The Cottage House Museum


The Marguerite Rogers House Museum, built by John G. Slover in the early 1900's, is located at 113 East Dumble in Alvin, Texas. In 1938 James A. and Marguerite Rogers bought the house. The Rogers' daughter, Emaline, bequeathed the property to the Alvin Museum Society in 1995. The Society restored the home and named it Marguerite Rogers House Museum, in honor of Emaline's mother.

About Us
The Marguerite Rogers House Museum is owned and operated by the Alvin Museum Society. Tours of The Cottage and Grounds are conducted by Docents by reservation only. Please call 281-331-4469 for information.

The Cottage House Museum is located at 113 East Dumble, Alvin, Texas. Admission is $3.00; for children under 12 the tour is free. Proceeds are used for maintaining The Cottage.

For more information call 281-585-2803 or email:

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Sunday, March 08, 2015

15th Annual Garden Tour

This year's theme-- "Conserving, Recycling, and Winterizing"--promises some tips and pointers for every Gulf Coast gardener/ homeowner. Along with the cottage and grounds of the House Museum, we've booked three private gardens for touring: Joe Sumners' on Old Galveston Road, the Stuksas' on Troon Drive, and the Webbs' on Highland Drive. Once again, Alvin Garden Club's Annual Flower Show will be part of our line-up, and we'll have the usual Plant Sale out of the House Museum garage. There are two ways for every AMS member to help. The Graefs will bring in some blooming plants from Smith Nurseries for our sale, but we'll also need donated plants of all kinds. Please think of our event during your spring cleanup. And please get ready to say "yes" when an AMS member calls to sign you up for a two-hour workshift at one of the sites. We'll need plant cashiers and sale watchers, ticket takers and garden watchers. No "job" is difficult, but all are necessary to the success of our event. Sign-up sheets will be out at the February AMS meeting, and calls will begin after that to complete our workforce. If there is a particular job you'd like to sign up for early, please call Pat Klopp at 281-393-1538. Before most calling begins, she will be looking for various kinds of help: counting out and batching tickets and flyers in February for distribution to our advance ticket sellers and for inclusion in our cash boxes; doing some "superficial" cleaning of the cottage and outbuild-ings and/or receiving donated plants on the Friday before the event; chairing tour sites (picking up supplies and set-ting up ticket table and/or taking it down and returning supplies to the House Museum) on the day of the event. Remember that your loyal AMS participation is what keeps our event successful!

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Marguerite Rogers House Museum Operation change

The House Museum is now open on a reservation only basis. Call 281-331-4469 for details.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The cottage will be featured on the annual Christmas Tour of Homes December 8th , 1 to 5 PM.

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Marguerite Rogers House Museum at 113 E Dumble, is hosting a back-to-school exhibit, which includes a school bell, desk, letters, and photos dating back to the 1900s. The cottage is open the first Saturday of the month, as well as Thursdays and Fridays from 11 AM to 3 PM.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Sunday,  June 23, 2013 - Alvin Museum Society Annual Membership Meeting Honoring Bobbie Case for her years with the Marguerite Rogers House Museum Sunday June 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Alvin Senior Center , 309 W Sealy St, Alvin , Texas. The Marguerite Rogers House Museum has been one of the Society's most treasured possessions. After Herculean fundraising efforts and a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, the House Museum became a reality on April 29,2003. Since that time Bobbie Case and her MRHM Committee have opened the Cottage for visitors on Thursdays, Fridays, and the first Saturdays of the month. Please attend this meeting to honor Bobbie Case and the former and current docents for all their hard work to keep a bit of Alvin history alive. It is time to renew your membership in the museum society. The best way would be to attend this meeting and renew or sign up!

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Flyer for the 2013 Garden Tour, plus a map.  photo 2013GardenTour1-page-0_zpsa91d0c52.jpg Flyer for 2013 Garden Tour photo 2013GardenTour2-page-0_zps9acb17cd.jpg

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Friday, March 08, 2013

13th Annual Garden Tour

The 13th Annual Alvin Area Garden Tour is set for Saturday, April 20, 2013. Activities begin at 9:00 a.m. when the plant sale opens at the Cottage House. Tours are from 10 - 4 and tickets are required.

An added feature this year is the Alvin Garden Club's Annual Flower Show at the Alvin Senior Center beginning at 1:30 p.m. It is free to the public.

Make plans now to attend the garden tour and the flower show.

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