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.


Upcoming Programs, as of March 21, 2017

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.

    The Counterfeit Prince of Old Texas: Swindling Slaver Monroe Edwards- Lora-Marie Bernard

  • Thursday, April 27th, 6:30pm

    Texas National Guard in WWI: Join us as Mr. Hunt discusses the role of the Texas National Guard in World War I, including the formation of the 36th Infantry Division, as well as an overview of how the U.S. became involved in the conflict.

  • Saturday, April 29th, 6:00pm 

    Brazos Blues: 21st Annual Father of Texas Awards Banquet

    RSVP to 979-864-1208

    Honoring: Earl Shipp, Stephen F. Austin Leadership Award; Arch “Beaver” Aplin, Jane Long Pioneer Spirit Award; Roger Wood, Catherine Munson Foster Memorial Award

  • Saturday, May 20th 10am - 1pm

    Herbal Workshop: Ready, Set, Summer!

    $25 Members / $35 Non-Members Supplies and lunch included!

  • Saturday, June 17, 2017 – 1:00 p.m.

    In Struggle against Jim Crow: Lulu B. White and the NAACP, 1900-1957- Merline Pitre

  • Saturday, June 24th, 10:00am

    COWBOY UP: Become a cowboy for a day as you learn to rope cattle, enjoy cowboy storytelling, sample chuck wagon cooking and more!

  • Saturday, July 8th 5-8 pm

Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws will perform their annual concert on the lawn of the Courthouse. This is a free concert open to everyone through the generosity of BASF.

  • 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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