Virgil and Josephine Gordon Memorial Library
About this Partner
The Virgil and Josephine Gordon Memorial Library has provided over 100 photographs, letters, deeds, and school records to the Portal to Texas History that concern the towns of San Felipe de Austin, Sealy, Frydek, Wallis, Cat Spring, Industry, Millheim, New Ulm, and Peters. The materials date from as early as 1870 and reflect many aspects of the Austin County area.
The Library seeks to accomplish its mission of enhancing the quality and scope of public library service to the citizens of the city of Sealy and the surrounding area through shared vision, resources and commitment to excellence. The Library provides materials and services to help community residents obtain information meeting their personal, educational, and professional needs. Special emphasis is placed on supporting students at all academic levels and on stimulating young childrenâ€™s interests and appreciation for reading and learning.
The Virgil and Josephine Gordon Memorial Library was established in 1979 after Dr. Virgil Gordon, in his Last Will & Testament, bequeathed his estate to the Sealy Public Library for the purpose of constructing, establishing, furnishing, and maintaining a public library in Sealy, Texas. The library houses the Gordon Memorabilia Room, which displays several books from the doctors private collection and memorabilia pertaining to his personal interests and profession.