Museum of Printing History

Everything you ever wanted to know about printing, from ancient books, to early printing presses, on through the first Xerox machines! There are vintage printing presses that are used to demonstrate historical printing techniques, such as how documents were printed in colonial times. The Museum offers classes on printing, papermaking and bookbinding, too. There are traveling … [Read more...]

Houston Fire Museum

The museum is housed in the former fire station No. 7, opened in 1899 as the first paid fire station for the City of Houston. Inside, you’ll see everything from fire fighter uniforms and helmets to fire fighting vehicles (including a 1912 water tower). Antique equipment on display at the Houston Fire Museum includes a 1937 Chevrolet pumper, an 1895 Ahrens Fox horse-drawn … [Read more...]

Rosenberg Railroad Museum

Along the railroad tracks in downtown Rosenberg (about 35 miles southwest of downtown Houston) you will find the Rosenberg Railroad Museum. Even the outside of the museum is interesting: it is a corrugated steel building painted to look like the Union Depot which was formerly located nearby. You can walk around the grounds and view the 1879 Victorian Era Business Car, a red … [Read more...]