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 August 25, 2016

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

  • Thursday, October 6 6:30pm Dr Kenneth Brown will discuss 30 years of historical archaeology from coastal South Carolina to Texas.

  • Thursday, October 13 6:30pm Beth Aucoin will review her book Reminiscences of Moses Austin Bryan.

  • Thursday October 20 6:30pm Dr Greg Dimmick will discuss his research at the Almonte Surrender Site.

  • Thursday October 27 6:30pm Fred Find and John Walker will discuss their Sugar Mill Restoration project.

  • 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. 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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