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.

 

Exhibits

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. 

 

Continuing Programs

JC Friedrich Novelty Works, Undertaker and Embalmer.

Our ongoing programs include a traveling trunk program for teachers which we offer through the Brazoria County Library System. The trunks, titled Antebellum Economics, have a variety of interdisciplinary lesson plans to assist 3-4 grade students learn about Texas History. The trunks also have a variety of artifacts in them for teachers to use to supplement the lessons. To find the trunk nearest to you, please visit the BCLS website and search for Antebellum Economics (kit J 976.4 ANTE).

 

 

Geocaches

Danbury, TX Ladies Civic Club commemorating the installation of sidewalks with a chicken dinner.

The Museum maintains a small series of geocaches scattered around Brazoria County. We are slowly adding more caches to the system and encourage you to try to find them. Geocaching is a growing hobby of hide and seek where people place containers with log sheets (and sometimes souvenirs and travel bugs) at published geographical coordinates and challenge people to find them. Our caches are published at www.geocaching.com and at www.opencaching.com.  You'll need an account with either organization in order to log you finds. Our current caches are:

 

  • Follet's Half Way House (GC3BJCP or OX3BJCP) N29.04.719 W95.07.841

  • City of San Luis (GC3BJDD or OX3BJDD) N29.4.809 W95.7.843

  • Brazoria County Courthouse Cache (GC3B6PM or OXZTMEJ) N29.10.128 W95.25.880

  • Experiment Station (GC3BX8V or OX3BX8V) N29.11.139 W95.23.470

 

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