Museums

Frank J. Brown Heritage Museum and Barn

brownMuseumThe Museum is housed in a replica of the first house built in Friendswood in 1895—the home of the founder, Frank J. Brown. Some of the structural items from the original were used in this structure. The first floor replicates how most early Quaker homes would have looked. The second floor space has been used for professional museum displays telling the first 50 years of Friendswood with photos, artifacts and graphics. (Don’t miss it!) The barn, built with lumber over 100 years old, displays the fact that all Quaker families farmed. The two-holer reveals their plumbing.

Located at 108 Skyview, the museum is open on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm and by appointment.

 

 

 

1902 Perry House

perryHouseThis is the oldest house remaining in Friendswood. Nathan and Mary Perry, with the help of her brothers, completed it in 1902. Some of the wood used in the construction was from trees felled by the 1900 Galveston Hurricane. The house had fallen into disuse and almost oblivion when descendants gave it to the Historical Society. The Historical Society has completely restored the building and the Perry family provided most of the family furnishings.

Located at 109 W. Spreading Oaks, the Perry House is open on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm and by appointment.

 

 

 

 

Glines Barber Shop

barberShopThe restored 1952 Glines Barber Shop is ready for your visit. You can do so at your convenience 24/7. It is located on the grounds of the Brown Heritage Museum. From the front porch of the Museum, turn right onto the deck, proceed to the window, and press the exterior button. The shop will illuminate and the barber will narrate the story of Friendswood’s first barber shop.

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