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 April 15, 2016

  • The Butterfly Project Inspires Kindness   Now open through June 30th

    Since 1995, children from every continent except Antarctica have contributed handmade butterflies to Holocaust     Museum Houston as part of “The Butterfly Project,” an international effort to collect 1.5 million handmade butterflies to commemorate each of the 1.5 million children who perished during the Holocaust. The display has inspired a lesson in kindness and so the museum will host an exhibit devoted toward acceptance and tolerance, as well as a Kindness Wall. The Museum hopes to encourage visitors to randomly select an act of kindness from the wall and fulfill it out in the world. Visitors may also leave suggested act of kindness on the wall that others may help spread. 

  • Saturday, June 25th Herbal Workshop. Will be rescheduled.

  • Thursday, July 14 6:30pm book signing with Andrew Torget, Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands.

  • July 30 6pm Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws will once again play a free concert on the lawn of the Courthouse. This is a great, family friendly concert, bring your lawn chairs and a picnic dinner for a fantastic summer evening.

  • Thursday, August 4 6:30pm book signing with Roger Wood, Texas Zydeco.

  • Saturday, August 6 6pm Concert on the Lawn with The Old Common, Americana music from the mid 1800s - 1920s.

  • September 15 6:30pm Chase Untermeyer will review his book When Things Went Right: The Dawn of the Reagan-Bush Administration.

  • In 2016, the annual Austin Town re-enactment will be held on November 4&5. Field Trip Day, underwritten by Phillips 66, will be on November 4 for pre-registered schools only. Saturday, November 5 the event will be open to the general public from 10 am to 5 pm for fun for the whole family.

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