Brazoria County Historical Museum Programs

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Activities and Exhibits at the Museum

Upcoming Programs, as of December 28, 2016

  • Saturday, January 21, 1 pm book review- The Art of Found Objects: Interviews with Texas Artists by Robert Craig Bunch 
  • 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. 
  • Wednesday, February 15th 6:30pm- In Struggle Against Jim Crow. Merline Pitre will review her book about Lulu B. White and the NAACP from 1900 - 1957.
  • 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.

  •  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 school for Field Trip Day, please e-mail us with your school contact information, class size and number of chaperones.

African American child holding a rifle next to a couple of alligators on the bank of the Brazos River. 

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. "Take Two Aspirin and Call Me in the Morning" is a temporary exhibit covering the history of medicine in the County.

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