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.

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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, August 08, 2006

Those Bloomin' Myrtles

Oh, those bloomin' myrtles! The crepe myrtles are in full bloom and have been for many weeks. It seems like they bloomed earlier this year. Alvin is blessed to have an abundance of myrtles in our community. They are very popular in our area and thrive in the heat and humidity. Mr. Bass, the second owner of "The Cottage", planted crepe myrtles along his property line and referred to his place as "The Myrtles".

Did you know that crepe myrtles were brought over from Japan in the 1700's? And in 1997, the 75th Texas Legislature designated the crepe myrtle as the official state shrub. See the July 19, 2005 post for photos of last year's blooms.