On February 13th, 2016, the Rosenberg Railroad Museum (RRM) proudly debuted a new exhibit, "The Life and Time of Pullman Porters" to the public. The exhibit explores the history of Pullman Porters and their place in American history and their impact on the rails.
This exhibit is made possible thanks to a mini-grant from Humanities Texas and is curated by RRM volunteer exhibit curator, Jessica Morgan, graduate of the University of New Orleans (Cultural Anthropology and History).
Morgan states "The Pullman porters were key figures in rail travel in the US for over a century. During that time they influenced the US labor and civil rights movements and set the standard for passenger service. Yet, for all their influence, most people have never heard of them. This exhibit aims to bring the Pullman porters and their accomplishments into the spotlight."
The exhibit includes items from the personal collection of Rusty and Sandi Paulus plus items from the Galveston Railroad Museum and the Rosenberg Railroad Museum's collection. The exhibit will feature Pullman linens, china, silver, and advertisements from the era.
The exhibit runs from February 13th through the end of April 2016 and is included with regular admission to the Museum. $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children, under 2 are free. Museum hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. To schedule group tours, field trips, to volunteer or for more information please contact us via this link.