Brazoria County Historical Museum Programs

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Activities and Exhibits at the Museum

Upcoming Programs, as of March 20, 2017

  • 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, 1900-1957Merline 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 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