About The Museum
Webster Presbyterian Church erected the Bay Area Museum building as a house of worship. The church, organized in 1893, built a sanctuary on the corner of Houston and Moody Streets in 1896. That building was totally destroyed by the 1900 hurricane. A second church, completed in 1901, is the sanctuary side of the museum. The ?annex? consisting of the stage, meeting hall and kitchen, was built in 1936.
For many years the building was the only church in Webster and provided a church home for everyone in the community. A Presbyterian church in its affiliation was a ?community church? in its outreach to the entire community.
Through the efforts of Lunar Rendezvous Festival, the church building was moved from its original site to Clear Lake Park on February 22, 1981. Only July 17, 1984, restoration was having been completed, the Bay Area Museum was formally dedicated. Governed by a Board of Trustees, and run by the Bay Area Museum Guild, the museum houses Lunar Rendezvous memorabilia and changing exhibits of broad appeal reflecting the history of the Bay Area.
The Bay Area Museum Guild is an organization of over 200 members. The Guild is dedicated to promoting an awareness of the museum, its facilities, functions and needs throughout the community.
The Museum hosts both Festival and Museum Guild meetings and functions along with opportunities for community activities and events. Small weddings and receptions are sometimes held weekly in the charming, quaint sanctuary and museum. Each year it continues to expand and have greater awareness in the Bay Area while never losing touch with the past.
Hours: Wednesday - Friday 12:00-5:00, Saturday 10:00-4:00, Sunday 1:00-5:00
Address: 5000 Nasa Road 1, Seabrook, TX 77586