Allan Shivers Library & Museum

About the Allan Shivers Museum

Allan Shivers Library and Museum

Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tours are offered Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Note:  Group tours must be arranged in advance of visit.

An elevator allows the two-story museum to be accessible to all visitors.

First Floor

Shivers Office

The Shivers Office is staged with photos, posters, and diplomas of Allan Shivers' years in politics.

Marialice Shary Shivers Room (Victorian Parlor)

This room features photos and information spotlighting Mrs. Shivers' contributions to numerous philanthropic and educational institutions, as well as a glimpse into her private life away from politics.

Exhibit Hall

A vast collection of political cartoons covering many topics related to Allan Shivers' career are displayed.  The Exhibit Hall is used for meetings, lectures, and additional temporary exhibits throughout the year.  

Texas Board Room

The Texas Board Room features a large collection of antique maps and reference books about Texas history, geography, and important persons that are available for research on-site.  Many of the books belonged to Mr. Shivers.  This room also houses the Library's collection of Texas books available for check out.

Second Floor

Shivers Family Room

The Shivers Family Room shares photos of his family and relatives. In a glass case are figures representing the Shivers in their formal attire for the 1955 (and final) Inauguration, as well as a variety of festival gowns worn by their daughter Marialice Sue (Cissy) Shivers.

The Awards and Political Rooms feature mementos of Allan Shivers' gubernatorial service.