Brazoria County Historical Museum


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.


Upcoming Programs, as of December 5, 2016

  • Letters to Santa, now through Dec. 17th. Throughout December, children of all ages can take a seat at our letter writing station, write their letters to Santa Claus, and drop them off in the museum’s mail box. Though Santa and his Elves are busy this time of year, they always make time to write back to each and every letter. 
  • Saturday, Dec. 17th 10am: Santa’s Workshop. Visit with Santa, enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus, create your own hot cocoa at our hot cocoa bar, create crafts and more at our holiday event, Santa's Workshop! Admission is free.
  • Thursday, January 26th 6:30 pm: If Objects Could Talk.  Join us as Curator, Michael Bailey, and Archive Manager, Cindy Yell, explore the stories behind objects in the Museum’s collection. This series will examine the work of Oskar Illgen and the mold pieces and woodworks he left behind. 
  • Saturday, February 25th 2pm: “Git” On Board! The Life of Harriet Tubman. Take a musical ride on the Underground Railroad to meet the heroic Harriet Tubman and learn of her early experiences as a slave. Experience Tubman’s story with spirituals and work songs such as “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “Git on Board,” which contain hidden messages for slaves preparing to escape to freedom.
  • In 2017, the annual Austin Town re-enactment will be held on November 3&4. Field Trip Day, underwritten by Phillips 66, will be on November 3 for pre-registered schools only. Saturday, November 4 the event will be open to the general public from 10 am to 5 pm for fun for the whole family. If you would like to register your class for Field Trip Day e-mail us with your school contact information, class size and number of chaperones.

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