Brazoria County Stay Safe at Home Order extended through April 30, 2020

Brazoria County Historical Museum Programs

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The Brazoria County Historical Museum will be closed to the public effective immediately until further notice by order of County Judge Matt Sebesta, March 17, 2020. 


Museum Staff will be available by telephone at 979-854-1208 or e-mail at


Upcoming Programs, as of March 20, 2020

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Upcoming Programs

The following programs are being rescheduled.

Eat, Talk & Tour

Bring lunch, enjoy a presentation on architectural history and then stay for a guided tour with Architect Chris Hutson. 
From a segregated health clinic to a public library, the 1897 Brazoria County Courthouse has served many purposes throughout its 122-year history. Learn more as Hutson, Architect of Hutson Gallagher, Inc., discusses the evolving history and architecture of the 1897 Brazoria County Historical Museum building. 

Christopher J. Wickham and Daniel J. Gelo – “Comanches on the Texas Frontier: The Ethnology of Heinrich Berghaus”

In 1851, an article appeared in a German journal, Geographisches Jahrbuch (Geographic Yearbook), that sought to establish definitive connections, using language observations, among the Comanches, Shoshones, and Apaches. Join us as authors Christopher J. Wickham and Daniel J. Gelo share for the first time a reliable English translation of this important nineteenth-century document. In addition to making the article accessible to English speakers, they also place Berghaus’s work into historical context and provide detailed commentary on its value for anthropologists and historians who study German settlement in Texas.