The Brownsville Historical Association hosts a variety of temporary exhibits through out the year.  Below you will find a list of exhibits that are currently on display at our locations.  All exhibits are included in the museum's admission.


If you are interested in sponsoring or hosting a historic or art exhibit with the BHA, please contact the museum to learn more.

Religious Iconography Exhibit

Where: Historic Brownsville Museum

641 E. Madison Street

When: Friday, July 14, 2017 – Saturday, September 30, 2017

For more information, call 956-548-1313


This Religious Iconography Exhibit is centered on the artistic expression of religious themes. This collection, in major part, is the private property of BHA employee, Eugene Fernandez. Items within this collection were gathered over a twenty-year period range from Mexican retablos (on both copper and canvass) from the mid-seventeen hundreds, to the mid-20th century, with a heavy concentration of early nineteen hundreds production. The medium spans works of carved wood, bronze, brass, canvass, lithography, and sterling silver.


This exhibit is available to visitors during its display with paid museum admission.


"Borderlines" exhibit opening

Where: Historic Brownsville Museum

Mary Yturria Education Center

641 E. Madison Street

When:  Saturday, September 16, 2017

at 5:00pm-7:00pm

Free admission and complementary refreshments

For more information, call 956-548-1313


Steven P. Schneider is Professor of Creative Writing and Literatures and Cultural Studies at the University Of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including The Magic of Mariachi, Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives, Unexpected Guests, and Prairie Air Show. With his artist wife Reefka he co-created the traveling exhibits Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives / Fronteras: dibujando las vidas fronterizas and The Magic of Mariachi / La Magia del Mariachi, which serve as rich cultural and educational resources. Exhibit runs from September 16, 2017 – November 4, 2017


The exhibit is available to visitors during its display with paid museum admission.


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