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. 

Upcoming Programs

Sept. 22          Warming up to Winter: Herbal Workshop

10am               Learn about herbs that can warm and sooth the body, support and strengthen the immune system, and nourish the soul. Gain hands-on experience crafting your own cough syrup to take home. Preregistration required.

Sept. 27          Author Meet & Greet

6:30 pm           Join us as Joe Marcus reviews his book Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide

Oct. 4              Author Meet & Greet

6:30 pm           Join us as Mark Lardas reviews his book Texas Shipwrecks. 

Oct. 11           Frost Town 

6:30 pm           Doug Boyd presents his discoveries while excavating the remains of Frost Town, Houston's first working class neighborhood. Frost Town was first settled in the late 1830s. 

Oct. 18            Alligator Gut Gravels

6:30 pm           Alligator behavior and human-alligator relationships are considered as we review data on the stomach contents from alligators harvested in the immediate area.

Oct. 25            Forensic Sculptor: Killing of Levi Morris

6:30 pm          Internationally recognized forensic sculptor, Amanda Danning, reconstructs the life and skeleton of Buffalo Soldier Levi Morris.  

 Nov. 2             Austin Town Field Trip Day  (Cancelled due to rain)

10-2 pm            Bring your lessons to life as you step back to discover where Texas began. Austin Town is an 1832 Texas history experience, where the town comes alive with settlers demonstrating the struggles of settling in the undeveloped land of newly settled Tejas.

Held on Friday, November 2, 2018, from 10AM to 2PM, your students will meet historical characters, learn the science behind herbal medicine, witness the work of blacksmiths shaping metal, and more!

Make your reservations now for AUSTIN TOWN!

Nov. 3             Austin Town (Cancelled due to rain)

10-5 pm            Step back in time at this living history re-enactment. Austin Town recalls and celebrates the lives of pioneers who settled Colonial Texas from 1821 to 1832. Austin Town features character interpreters, demonstrators, sutlers, militia drill units, and period games. 

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