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.
The Museum will be closed Saturday, September 7 for construction. We will open again for normal business on Monday, September 9.
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.
May 1 - October 1 Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State
The exhibit, on loan from the Texas GLO, features maps dating between 1513-1957. The works in this exhibition are reproductions from the archival collection of the Texas GLO and Houston map collectors Frank and Carol Holcomb. For more information please visit this link to the Bullock Museum.
August 22 6:30 PM Author Meet & Greet
Join us as author Anthony Head shares the inspiring story of artist Jesse Trevino. Head captures Trevino’s determination, artistic vision, and the deep pride in his Chicago heritage that he transmits to the world through his creations. The Brazoria County Historical Museum is located at 100 E. Cedar in Angleton. Admission is free, for more information follow the Museum on Facebook or call 979-864-1208.
September 19 6:30 PM Architectural History: 23rd District Courthouse
Chris Hutson, Architect of Hutson Gallagher, Inc., discusses the historical architecture of the 1897 Brazoria County Historical Museum building. The Brazoria County Historical Museum is located at 100 E. Cedar in Angleton. Admission is free, for more information follow the Museum on Facebook or call 979-864-1208.
October 6:30 PM Archaeology Series
Every Thursday. More information coming soon.
Oct 19 to November 30 Exhibit - Day of the Dead
This exhibition will focus on the history and symbolism behind this annual occasion of remembering those who have passed away. In celebration of life, family and community, we welcome anyone to contribute to the community altar with a picture as a tribute to someone close that has been lost. The Brazoria County Historical Museum, located at 100 East Cedar in Angleton, is open Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 3pm. Admission is free. For more information please call 979-864-1208.
November 2 10AM-1PM Day of the Dead Program
Enjoy altars, food, music, crafts, face painting, themed art work and more! Hosted in partnership with Brazoria County Library System and the Brazoria County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The Brazoria County Historical Museum is located at 100 E. Cedar in Angleton. Admission is free, for more information follow the Museum on Facebook or call 979-864-1208.
October 17 6:30pm Dr. Brian Stauffer from the Texas General Land Office lecture
This presentation will introduce attendees to the archival riches of the Texas General Land Office and provide practical guidance on performing research in the Spanish Collection. It will include a history of land granting in Spanish and Mexican Texas, a discussion of the scope and contents of the Spanish Collection, and a brief introduction to the various GLO finding aids. Dr. Stauffer will also discuss the strength of the collection for researchers interested in the history of present-day Brazoria County in the Mexican period, when it was home to Stephen F. Austin’s first colony.
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