Allan Shivers Library & Museum

About the Allan Shivers Museum

Allan Shivers Library and Museum


Tours are offered during library hours, until 30 minutes before closing.

Victorian Parlor

This room (pictured below) depicts a typical Victorian parlor using Victorian sofa, chairs, antique chandelier and an old family album bound in velvet with brass ornamentation.

Victorian Parlor Room

First Floor

The Exhibit Hall is used for meetings lectures, and additional art displays (pictured below).  A vast collection of political cartoons covering many topics related to Allan Shivers' career. The room is available to nonprofit organizations for meetings by arrangement through the library.

Meeting Room

Shivers Office

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

Marialice Shary Shivers Room

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.

Texas Board Room

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

Rare Books Room

Second Floor

Awards Room

Governor Shivers received many awards and recognition before, during and after his tenure as Governor.

Political Room

Shivers Family Room

The Shivers Family Room has many photos of his family and relatives. In a glass case are two figures representing Mr. and Mrs. Shivers in inaugural costumes, as well as figures dressed in costumes worn by Marialice Sue Shivers (now Mrs. Dillon Ferguson) at festivals in Corpus Christi, Tyler, Woodville and San Antonio.

The second story of the museum contains mementos of Allan Shivers' gubernatorial service displayed in the Awards Room and Political Room.