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.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

2005 Calendars on Sale

The Alvin Museum Society's 2005 Historical Calendars are on sale now. "Alvin Eateries--Past and Present" is the subject of this 13th local-history calendar. Calendars may be purchased at Alvin Decorating & Floors, Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce, Barnyard Boutique, The General Store, Petite Beauty Salon, Parks Restaurant, Froberg's Farm & Country Store, and The Cottage. The cost is $7.00. For mailing or special orders, call 281-585-2803.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Calendar Presentation

At the November meeting of the Alvin Museum Society the 2005 Historical Calendar, "Alvin Eateries - Past and Present", was introduced. Calendars were presented to family members of several owners of the resturants featured.
Anna Kettler (r), Chairman of the Historical Calendar Committee, presents a 2005 Calendar to Jan Duke Garb (l), daughter of Frank Duke. Frank Duke owned and operated Red Arrow Cafe from 1937 to 1951.
Anna Kettler presents a 2005 calendar to Anna Esquivel Schnelle, daughter of Nilo Esquivel, Sr. who owned family operated The Mexican Village from April 1948 to November 1993.

Photos can be seen at the Cottage Museum Photo Album.

Sunday, December 12, 2004

More on "Toys of Olde" Exhibit

The "Toys of Olde Exhibit" at The Cottage features toys from 1910 through 1970. There are several "pop-up" books and a Big Little Book plus a wooden jigsaw puzzle all from the 1930's. The faded red 1910 tricycle is in good condition. Also, included are an iron stove with pots and a spelling book from 1908-1915. There's a child's wicker rocker, ca 1929 and a child's metal cabinet, ca 1950 along with many other interesting items. Of special interest is a yellow wooden duck made in 1919 by Hugh Slover.

Photos can be seen at the Cottage Museum Photo Album.