About the Humble Museum
The Humble Museum has been around for 46 years.
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 its collection into the new building in March 2020, just before the COVID quarantine began. After months of work building new displays, the new Humble Museum opened on November 14, 2020.
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, a curator, and docents. The Board of Directors holds quarterly meetings.