Arriving to Texas in 1829, Michel B. Menard was one of Galveston's founders. His house, built in 1838 and the oldest on the island, is in the Greek revival style. The furniture and furnishings all date from the first half of the 19th century.

Passed down through several owners and withstanding natural disasters, the house was in such disrepair by the 1990s, it was threatened with demolition by the City of Galveston. The current owners purchased the house and spent years researching, repairing, and reconstructing it. Through a partnership with Galveston Historical Foundation, the house is operated as a museum and is available for private events and rentals.