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The Rosenberg Library Museum is proud to offer Galveston Playing Cards!

playing cards

Discover Galveston's exciting past with fun and historic facts about our Island's history. With four deck designs to choose from, friends and families will have a ball learning unique factoids about the Island's history, customs, and infamous citizens. There are 52 different facts in each deck, and each of the four decks contains completely different tidbits of material. Collect all four decks to truly understand what makes Galveston the "Treasure Isle of the Gulf!"

$10.00 / deck including tax
Available for purchase only at the Rosenberg Library

Proceeds from these sales will fund museum conservation projects.


Barry White (1944 - 2003), the American record producer and famous soul singer known for his rich bass voice and romantic image, was born in Galveston.

George "Bongo Joe" Coleman (1923 - 1999) was a star attraction on Galveston's seawall next to Murdoch's in the late 1950s and 60s. Bongo Joe played funky street music on empty chemical drums and makeshift instruments.

Dan Rather's first big break in news casting came in Galveston in 1961 while reporting for Hurricane Carla... The network executives at CBS hired him in 1962.

Falstaff Brewery moved to Galveston in 1956 into the previous warehouse of the Galveston-Houston Brewing Company. Falstaff was named after Sir John Falstaff, a fictional Shakespearean character. The brewery closed in 1981.

Other purchases available from the library include historic posters from the Galveston & Texas History Center. Click here.