The Humble Museum is a Texas non-profit corporation, registered as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
The Humble Museum is managed by a Board of Directors and the Humble Museum Foundation.
The museum is supported primarily by the City of Humble, with additional support by the Friends of the Humble Museum and by individual donations.
The Humble Museum originally opened as the Humble Bicentennial Museum in 1976, as an outgrowth of the City's U.S. Bicentennial Celebrations. The city built a museum building on Higgins Street, on the west side of the railroad tracks.
In the late 1980s, the museum purchased the old Centel Telephone building at 219 Main Street, on the east side of the railroad tracks. This building was damaged during Hurricane Harvey, forcing the museum to close in August 2017.
Starting in 2019, the City renovated the old band hall building at Charles Bender High School for the museum. The museum moved their collection into the building in March 2020, just before the COVID quarantine began. The museum volunteers have been working to prepare the exhibits, and plan on opening in November 2020.