Brazoria County Historical Museum

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Discover where Texas began!

Good Cheer Hotel from brochure promoting Velasco, TX.The Brazoria County Historical Museum exists to discover, preserve and make known the history of Brazoria County. Located in Brazoria County's historic 1897 courthouse, the Museum collects, preserves and exhibits artifacts that relate to the history of and which reflect the County's cultural and demographic diversity.



May 1 - October 1         Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State

The exhibit, on loan from the Texas GLO, features maps dating between 1513-1957. The works in this exhibition are reproductions from the archival collection of the Texas GLO and Houston map collectors Frank and Carol Holcomb.  For more information please visit this link to the Bullock Museum.

State Fair  - Oct 3 to November 8

            State Fair is a visual distillation of Arthur Grace's photographic odyssey through fairs in ten states.  The Exhibit is made possible by Humanities Texas.

Day of the Dead  - Oct 19 to November 30

            This exhibition focuses on the history and symbolism behind this annual occasion of remembering those who have passed away.

Upcoming Programs

October 6:30 pm         Archeology Series 

Oct.  3       Shannon Smith will present a summary of the 2018 archeological investigations at the Levi Jordan Plantation focusing closely on one of the known slave quarters.

Oct.  10     William Moore shares the first guidebook on calabooses and other forgotten jails still in existence in Texas.

Oct.  17     Discover the archival riches at the Texas General Land Office as Dr. Brian Stauffer provides practical guidance on research in the Spanish Collection.

Oct.  24     Dr. Jason Barrett with the TxDOT Archeological Studies Branch will explore Native Trade Trails through Southeast Texas. 

 November 2    Day of the Dead Program

10am-1pm       Enjoy altars, food, music, crafts, face painting, themed art work and more!      

Dec. 1-16        Letters to Santa

Children may drop off their letters to Santa at the Museum and receive a response!

Dec. 19      Holiday Cookie Class

6-8pm       For Goodness Cakes will be teaching kids of all ages how to decorate 4 nutcracker theme cookies while enjoying a hot cocoa bar.  All materials provided. For ages 6 and up.

                 $20 Museum Members

                 $30 Non-Members

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