Port Arthur-Museum


A-WEB1

A-CALL1

409-982-7000

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

Billy and Jennifer Tubbs are celebrating their 3rd wedding anniversary❤️
The two lovebirds are huge Janis Joplin fans.
... See MoreSee Less

Billy and Jennifer Tubbs are celebrating their 3rd wedding anniversary❤️
The two lovebirds are huge Janis Joplin fans.

Comment on Facebook

You didn't have to have known her, to be a fan!

Happy Anniversary..

Happy Anniversary!

Thank God, people can visit this beautiful museum again!

They don't look old enough to have known her!

Happy Anniversary!! Hope y’all enjoyed a day at the Museum!!

View more comments

Happy Birthday Matt Bryant!!!
Matt Bryant attended Bridge City High School where he played both football and baseball. After high school, Bryant attended Trinity Valley Community College where he was a two time NJCAA All-American and a member of the 1994 national championship team. He then signed with Oregon State University, later transferring to Baylor where he ranks seventh in all-time scoring for placekickers. After graduation, Bryant was not drafted. He worked in a pawn shop and as a personal trainer before playing for a short time with both the Arena Football League and NFL Europe.
In 2002, he was signed as a free agent by the New York Giants. Bryant played one season with the Giants. After playing with both the Indianapolis Colts and the Miami Dolphins, he was signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2005. On October 22, 2006 Bryant successfully converted a 62-yard field goal as time expired in Tampa Bay’s 23-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. The field goal was the second longest in NFL history.
Bryant was signed to the Atlanta Falcons on December 1, 2009. On September 7, 2014, he became the 4th player in NFL history to kick a 50+ yard field goal with less than a minute remaining in regulation to force overtime. He eclipsed 700 career points in 2015.
2016 - Bryant appeared in his first career Super Bowl in Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots. He became the third-oldest player in NFL history to appear in a Super Bowl, behind Matt Stover and Jeff Feagles. The Falcons went on to lose 34–28 in overtime. Bryant was 4-for-4 on extra points in the Super Bowl. In recognition of his successful season, Bryant earned a Pro Bowl nomination for the first time in his career and Pro Football Focus named him to their Second-Team.
2017 - In Week 2, in the 34–23 victory over the Green Bay Packers, Bryant recorded a 51-yard field goal in the second quarter for the first field goal in the history of the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Week 14, in the 20–17 victory over the New Orleans Saints, Bryant scored his 1,000th career point. In Week 17, Bryant went 5-for-5 on field goals, including a 56-yarder, in a 22-10 win over the Panthers, clinching a playoff spot for the Falcons, earning him NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
2018 - On March 5, 2018, Bryant signed a three-year contract extension with the Falcons through the 2020 season. In the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football, Bryant missed his first extra point attempt on the season but converted two field goals in the 18–12 loss. In the next five games, he converted all 16 extra point attempts and all seven field goal attempts. In the Week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he suffered a hamstring injury after converting a 57-yard field goal to help seal the game.] He was forced to sit out the next week's game against the New York Giants.
On February 6, 2019, Bryant was released by the Falcons after 10 seasons
2019 - On August 31, 2019, Bryant re-signed with the Falcons on a one-year, $3 million deal following preseason struggles by Giorgio Tavecchio and Blair Walsh. He was released on October 29, 2019.
Bryant and his wife, Melissa, established the Matthew Tryson Bryant Foundation in honor of their son to raise awareness for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). All proceeds from the foundation go to the March of Dimes.
... See MoreSee Less

Happy Birthday Matt Bryant!!!                                         
Matt Bryant attended Bridge City High School where he played both football and baseball. After high school, Bryant attended Trinity Valley Community College where he was a two time NJCAA All-American and a member of the 1994 national championship team. He then signed with Oregon State University, later transferring to Baylor where he ranks seventh in all-time scoring for placekickers.    After graduation, Bryant was not drafted.  He worked in a pawn shop and as a personal trainer before playing for a short time with both the Arena Football League and NFL Europe.  
In 2002, he was signed as a free agent by the New York Giants. Bryant played one season with the Giants.  After playing with both the Indianapolis Colts and the Miami Dolphins, he was signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2005. On October 22, 2006 Bryant successfully converted a 62-yard field goal as time expired in Tampa Bay’s 23-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. The field goal was the second longest in NFL history. 
Bryant was signed to the Atlanta Falcons on December 1, 2009.  On September 7, 2014, he became the 4th player in NFL history to kick a 50+ yard field goal with less than a minute remaining in regulation to force overtime.  He eclipsed 700 career points in 2015.
2016 - Bryant appeared in his first career Super Bowl in Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots. He became the third-oldest player in NFL history to appear in a Super Bowl, behind Matt Stover and Jeff Feagles.  The Falcons went on to lose 34–28 in overtime. Bryant was 4-for-4 on extra points in the Super Bowl. In recognition of his successful season, Bryant earned a Pro Bowl nomination for the first time in his career and Pro Football Focus named him to their Second-Team. 
2017 - In Week 2, in the 34–23 victory over the Green Bay Packers, Bryant recorded a 51-yard field goal in the second quarter for the first field goal in the history of the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Week 14, in the 20–17 victory over the New Orleans Saints, Bryant scored his 1,000th career point. In Week 17, Bryant went 5-for-5 on field goals, including a 56-yarder, in a 22-10 win over the Panthers, clinching a playoff spot for the Falcons, earning him NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
2018 - On March 5, 2018, Bryant signed a three-year contract extension with the Falcons through the 2020 season. In the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football, Bryant missed his first extra point attempt on the season but converted two field goals in the 18–12 loss. In the next five games, he converted all 16 extra point attempts and all seven field goal attempts.  In the Week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he suffered a hamstring injury after converting a 57-yard field goal to help seal the game.] He was forced to sit out the next weeks game against the New York Giants. 
On February 6, 2019, Bryant was released by the Falcons after 10 seasons
2019 - On August 31, 2019, Bryant re-signed with the Falcons on a one-year, $3 million deal following preseason struggles by Giorgio Tavecchio and Blair Walsh. He was released on October 29, 2019.
Bryant and his wife, Melissa, established the Matthew Tryson Bryant Foundation in honor of their son to raise awareness for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). All proceeds from the foundation go to the March of Dimes.

Comment on Facebook

Happy Birthday Matt Bryant!! Congratulations on a successful career in the NFL!!

Happy Birthday, gcr

Happy Birthday..

Happy Birthday🎂

Jeff Hayes is one of our esteemed Lifetime Members, and he brought his grandson Harrison to visit today! Thank you for stopping by and we appreciate your generous contributions!

Become a Member today and help the Museum continue to serve our SETX community.
Call (409) 982-7000 or email us at museumofthegulfcoast@gmail.com
... See MoreSee Less

Jeff Hayes is one of our esteemed Lifetime Members, and he brought his grandson Harrison to visit today! Thank you for stopping by and we appreciate your generous contributions!

Become a Member today and help the Museum continue to serve our SETX community. 
Call (409) 982-7000 or email us at museumofthegulfcoast@gmail.com

Comment on Facebook

Wonderful picture of Mr. Hayes, and his grandson.

Hope they enjoyed their day..

Looking good Jeff.

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Billy and Jennifer Tubbs are celebrating their 3rd wedding anniversary❤️
The two lovebirds are huge Janis Joplin fans.
Happy Birthday Matt Bryant!!!                                         
Matt Bryant attended Bridge City High School where he played both football and baseball. After high school, Bryant attended Trinity Valley Community College where he was a two time NJCAA All-American and a member of the 1994 national championship team. He then signed with Oregon State University, later transferring to Baylor where he ranks seventh in all-time scoring for placekickers.    After graduation, Bryant was not drafted.  He worked in a pawn shop and as a personal trainer before playing for a short time with both the Arena Football League and NFL Europe.  
In 2002, he was signed as a free agent by the New York Giants. Bryant played one season with the Giants.  After playing with both the Indianapolis Colts and the Miami Dolphins, he was signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2005. On October 22, 2006 Bryant successfully converted a 62-yard field goal as time expired in Tampa Bay’s 23-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. The field goal was the second longest in NFL history. 
Bryant was signed to the Atlanta Falcons on December 1, 2009.  On September 7, 2014, he became the 4th player in NFL history to kick a 50+ yard field goal with less than a minute remaining in regulation to force overtime.  He eclipsed 700 career points in 2015.
2016 - Bryant appeared in his first career Super Bowl in Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots. He became the third-oldest player in NFL history to appear in a Super Bowl, behind Matt Stover and Jeff Feagles.  The Falcons went on to lose 34–28 in overtime. Bryant was 4-for-4 on extra points in the Super Bowl. In recognition of his successful season, Bryant earned a Pro Bowl nomination for the first time in his career and Pro Football Focus named him to their Second-Team. 
2017 - In Week 2, in the 34–23 victory over the Green Bay Packers, Bryant recorded a 51-yard field goal in the second quarter for the first field goal in the history of the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Week 14, in the 20–17 victory over the New Orleans Saints, Bryant scored his 1,000th career point. In Week 17, Bryant went 5-for-5 on field goals, including a 56-yarder, in a 22-10 win over the Panthers, clinching a playoff spot for the Falcons, earning him NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
2018 - On March 5, 2018, Bryant signed a three-year contract extension with the Falcons through the 2020 season. In the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football, Bryant missed his first extra point attempt on the season but converted two field goals in the 18–12 loss. In the next five games, he converted all 16 extra point attempts and all seven field goal attempts.  In the Week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he suffered a hamstring injury after converting a 57-yard field goal to help seal the game.] He was forced to sit out the next week's game against the New York Giants. 
On February 6, 2019, Bryant was released by the Falcons after 10 seasons
2019 - On August 31, 2019, Bryant re-signed with the Falcons on a one-year, $3 million deal following preseason struggles by Giorgio Tavecchio and Blair Walsh. He was released on October 29, 2019.
Bryant and his wife, Melissa, established the Matthew Tryson Bryant Foundation in honor of their son to raise awareness for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). All proceeds from the foundation go to the March of Dimes.
Jeff Hayes is one of our esteemed Lifetime Members, and he brought his grandson Harrison to visit today! Thank you for stopping by and we appreciate your generous contributions!

Become a Member today and help the Museum continue to serve our SETX community. 
Call (409) 982-7000 or email us at museumofthegulfcoast@gmail.com
The Godwin's are visitors from Lake Charles, they said they were impressed at how many exhibits we have. They actually came here first, had lunch, and came back because they said there was so much to look at! Thanks for visiting! 🗺️☀️
Thanks to Ean and Tyler for volunteering today and helping preserve the pirogue we have on exhibit. Pirogue is the French word for a long canoe made out of a single piece of wood. It was carefully cleaned and coated with a wax. It looks even better in our display now! 

If you're interested in volunteering and getting involved in your local museum please call our Education Coordinator at (409) 999-6284
The discovery of oil at Spindletop Hill in 1901 was a boom for Texas and ushered in a new era for industry, especially transportation. Billions of dollars in investment money funneled in as developers looked for oil across the state, creating surges in population and wealth in previously small towns such as Beaumont, whose population swelled from 8,000 to 60,000 in one year and who, during the height of the boom, served as the headquarters for nearly 500 different companies. The worldwide popularity of the Spindletop find was due in part to a photograph of the largest gusher of its kind captured by Missouri native, Frank Trost.

     Francis John "Frank" Trost (1868-1944) arrived in Port Arthur, Texas in 1895 and opened a photography studio, Trost Studios (Procter Street), shortly thereafter. His famous photograph of the Lucas gusher was seen in newspapers the world over and was so popular he was forced to make 250 printings a day, which still could not meet the demand. While the Lucas gusher image is by far the most widely recognized, it was not his only. Trost would continue to photograph at Spindletop for many years producing countless images of the structures, workmen, and  disasters at the field.
Jack's dad, Jerry McAfee
Jack's grandfather, A.M. McAfee