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, June 09, 2009

Morris Chair Debut

When the Alvin Museum Society took possession of what is now the Marguerite Rogers House Museum at 113 E. Dumble, a dilapidated Morris Chair was found among the items left there. Thanks to the donated services of James Pierce, a restoration Master of antique furniture, and the Alvin Antique Guild for providing fabrice, the chair has now been restored and has a special place in the house museum.

A Morris Chair is an early type of reclining chair. The design was adapted by William Morris' firm from a prototype owned by E. Colman in England. It was first marketed around 1866. Based on what we know about William Morris and John G. Slover, it is reasonable to believe that the museum's Morris Chair is among the earliest ones made.

Come visit the Marguerite Rogers House Musuem and see this beautifully crafted piece of furniture. Tour days are Thursdays and Fridays, and the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Admission $3.00