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.


The Museum currently has two exhibits on display. "A Century of Progress, Brazoria County from Statehood to WWII" is our new semi-permanent exhibit featuring a wide variety of topics over the County's first hundred years. 

Upcoming Programs

March 22 to April 19          Exhibit: Crossroads of Empire: Early Printed Maps of the American Southwest

The Southwest remained a land of mystery long after the rest of the continental United States had been surveyed and recorded on maps.  Crossroads of Empire details the fascinating story of the discovery, exploration, and settlement of the area. This exhibition conveys the romance of maps, the legacy of mapmaking, and the profound influence of early mapmakers on our world today.

March 23         Annual Cowboy Up!  (at Brazoria County Fairgrounds, 901 S. Downing, Angleton, 77515)

10:00 am         The Museum is proud to once again host Cowboy Up!  An event that celebrates the history and culture of cowboys, from trail-drives to ranching.  Join us and become a cowboy for a day as you learn to rope cattle, sample Dutch-oven cooking, play games and much more!  Event will be held at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds.

April 27            Galactic Gala

6:00 pm           23rd annual Father of Texas Awards Banquet.  RSVP to 979-864-1208.

May 11             Herbal Workshop     

10:00 am          A hands-on workshop led by Master Herbalist Bekka Laurent.  Participants will gain hands-on experience creating herbal lotions. $30 members / $40 non-members.  RSVP required.  979-864-1208.

June 8            Squeezebox Blow-Out: Accordion Fest Concert!

3:00 - 8:00 pm        Featuring Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws and  J.R. Gomez & the Conjunto Bandits.
Kid zone and food truck will be on site. 


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