Local History Room

About The Local History Room

The mission of the Local History Room at the Helen Hall Library is to collect, preserve and disseminate information relating to the histories of League City, North Galveston County, and the surrounding Bay Area. Visits to the Local History Room are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call Local History Specialist Caris Brown at 281-554-1105.

Visiting the Local History Room

Issues of The Citizen newspaper have been converted from microfilm to digital form for issues from January 2010 through December 2016. A project is currently underway to digitize additional past years of various periodicals.

A Birds Eye View of League City

Caroline Atkinson d'Etchegoyen, a former resident of League City donated "A Bird's Eye View of League City" to the Helen Hall Library. The artist, J.M. Mahaffey, painted the picture around 1898 on a 6-by-4-foot rectangle of handkerchief linen. This painting is an extraordinary representation of League City at the turn of the century. "A Bird's Eye View of League City" now hangs in the Local History Room on the second floor of the library.