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The Barbers Hill / Mont Belvieu Museum
The Barbers Hill / Mont Belvieu Museum is composed of exhibits, artifacts, and photos that represent the history of Mont Belvieu. It is housed in the City of Mont Belvieu Community and Seniors Building. It is open on every Tuesday and Thursday of the month from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and the second Saturday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for admission. Visitors may browse at leisure and attendants are present to supply information.

The museum is built around a topographical presentation depicting Barbers Hill as it might have been in 1920 and 1930. Mont Belvieu's early days are represented by a pictorial exhibit of cattle ranching and farming. The oil boom brought the next phase of oil and industry in the area. There is an illustration of the underground salt dome storage, which is the largest in the world and has contributed greatly to the economic development of the area.

Items on Display
There are two barber chairs and shaving equipment that were used for a shave and haircut in the old days. One of the chairs is from the old Traverso Barber Shop. An ice cream table and chairs from the Busch Drug Store is on exhibit as well as other artifacts from the drug store. A cabinet from the very first post office, complete with cubbyholes for each person's mail, is also on display.

An arrangement of photos of the early settlers of Mont Belvieu is shown. Amos Barber was one of these, the the name of Barbers Hill, which was later changed to Mont Belvieu (which means beautiful hill).

Quilt & School Displays
A handmade quilt provides a focal point in the museum. It was done for the Sesquicentennial Celebration by the senior citizens and has names of all the pioneer families embroidered on it.

A school desk, complete with graffiti, and old typewriters are part of the exhibit of the school, which has always played a big part in the community. Many photos and old yearbooks comprise the display. A highlight of the school collection is the cornerstone of the old high school built in 1930.

Visit Today
Please come to the museum and take a step back into the history of Mont Belvieu.