Galveston's Bryan Museum recently launched its New Writers and Historians Project, which aims to make the museum's collection accessible to students while also promoting critical thinking and creative writing.

Over the last few months, the museum has developed a series of virtual reality videos for seventh-grade Texas history courses. These videos provide students the opportunity to explore the Bryan Museum by using touch controllers that interact with designated elements of the museum and its collection. Students are able to move through the museum and study paintings, sculptures, and artifacts that bring Texas history to life. The virtual reality tours will be accompanied by guided discussions, critical thinking exercises, and creative writing activities.

This initiative was funded in part by a grant from Humanities Texas. To learn more about the New Writers and Historians Project visit The Bryan Museum's website.

Portrait of Stephen F. Austin by J. Parroll, ca. 1820. Courtesy of The Bryan Museum.