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Heritage Museum

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1325 E. Washington Street

Brownsville, Texas 78520

P: 956.541.5560  |  F: 956.435.0028

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Historic AlonSo Building

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510 E. Saint Charles Street

Brownsville, Texas 78520

P: 956.554.4965

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Stillman house MUSEUM

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1325 E. Washington Street

Brownsville, Texas 78520

P: 956.541.5560  |  F: 956.435.0028

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Historic brownsville museum & Mary Yturria Education Center

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641 E Madison Street

Brownsville, TX 78520

P: 956.548.1313

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market square EVENT HALL / research center

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1150 Market Square

Brownsville, Texas 78520

P: 956.546.4242

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Historic Laureles

Ranch house Museum

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1501 East 7th Street

Brownsville, TX 78520

P: 956.372.1515

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Old city cemetery & Old city cemetery center

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1004 E. Sixth Street

Brownsville, Texas 78520

P: 956.548.1313

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Admission Rates

Historic Brownsville Museum or Heritage Museum and Stillman House Museum:

Adults

Seniors

Students

Children Under 6

Members

BISD Students & Teachers

Military

$6.00

$4.00

$2.00

Free

Free

Free

Free

Day Pass

Day Pass to the Historic Brownsville Museum, Heritage Museum, and Stillman House Museum:

Adults

Seniors

Students

$10.00

$  6.00

$  3.00

With 71 years of service, the BHA is dedicated to serving the local community and creating opportunities for every resident to learn about, participate with, and come to an appreciation of the connection between our history and cultural art.   We are able to serve the community through our various museums that cover nearly every aspect of Brownsville and the Rio Grande Valley's history and culture.

 

The mission of the Brownsville Historical Association is to preserve, educate, and promote the history, heritage, and cultural arts of Brownsville, Texas and its environs through exhibitions, educational programs, publications, cultural events, and archival collections. The vision of BHA is to improve the quality of life for all residents of Brownsville, Texas and its environs by providing life-long learning experiences about the history, cultural arts, and heritage of the region, and to continue to attract tourism to the heart of Historic Downtown Brownsville.

 

The Brownsville Historical Association serves the community through nine unique locations and numerous programs throughout the year. We encourage you to consider becoming a member of the BHA to take advantage of everything we have to offer.  For more information, feel free to contact the Brownsville Historical Association during business hours.

EXHIBITS

 

EXHIBIT COMING SOON

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Brownsville Historical Association, in partnership with Freddy Peralta, we pay tribute to the Latinos who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. The exhibition, Bonita María Félix, highlights the career of successful Latin American movie actress María de los Ángeles Félix Güereña during the 1940’s and 1950’s.

EVENTS

 

Garden Talk: Bee Strong Honey

When: Saturday, August 31, 2019

Time: 2pm-4pm

Where: Heritage Museum, Vezzetti Room

1325 E. Washington Street

Cost: Free and open to the public.

For more information call 956-548-1313

Luis Slayton, owner of Bee Strong Honey, will give a presentation on the life of honey bees and their importance to the ecology of the Rio Grande Valley.  Honey-inspired food and drink will be served and “Bee Strong” local honey will be available for purchase.

Limited seating available, please R.S.V.P. by calling 956.548.1313 or email rgarza@brownsvillehistory.org.

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Sister Cities Tour: Architectural Tour of Brownsville & Matamoros.

When: Saturday, September 7th and Sunday, September 8th, 2019

Limited seating available.  For more information about this tour or to purchase tickets, please visit our website at www.brownsvillehistory.org

Architectural historian, Stephen Fox, will give a guided tour of Brownsville and Matamoros focusing on unique architectural homes and buildings that define the rich and colorful history of both cities. Seating is limited.

Please call (956) 548-1313 for more information.

This tour is sponsored in part by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A special thanks to Nydia Tapia Gonzalez for her help in planning this program.

 

Historical Happy Hour: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

When: Friday, September 20, 2019

Time: 5pm-7pm

Where: Historic Brownsville Museum

641 E. Madison Street

Cost: Free for BHA members,

$5 if you pay before the event, $10 at the door.

For more information call 956-548-1313

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the BHA will be exhibiting Freddy Peralta’s collection of original movie posters featuring the career of Latin American movie actress, María de los Ángeles Félix Güereña.  An assortment of specialty craft beers will be provided by our friends at L&F Distributors.  Be sure to check our Facebook event page for September’s featured beers.  Attendees must be 21 years & older.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sundays - Mondays: CLOSED

1325 E. Washington Street, Brownsville, Texas 78520

1 (956) 541-5560

info@brownsvillehistory.org

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