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With 75 years of service, the Brownsville Historical Association 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.

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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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625 East 12th St.

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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COSTUMES OF THE AMERICAS MUSEUM

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1004 E. Sixth Street

Brownsville, Texas 78520

P: 956.525.7252

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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 is valid for one week after purchase:

Adults

Seniors

Students

$12.00

$  8.00

$  4.00

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Holiday Hours

 All museums closed all day on Saturday, Dec. 24 and Saturday, Dec. 31 in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

EXHIBITS

CAM Exhibit: Hidden In Fabric: Stories of Tradition and Culture

When: September 11 – February 28, 2023

Where: Costumes of the Americas Museum, 1004 E. Sixth Street, Brownsville, Texas

Cost: Regular admission prices apply.

 

The first exhibit displayed at the new building is Hidden in Fabric: Stories of Tradition and Culture.  The exhibit stretches beyond fashion and style and focuses on textiles' unique ability to tell a story. For centuries, cultures around the world have used the language of fabric to express themselves, their environments, and their beliefs. The exhibit at the Costumes of the Americas Museum features traditional clothing from Mexico, Central America, and South America that to the naked eye depict various uses of fabrics, colors, patterns, and accessories; together they hold stories of heritage.

 

Exhibit: Nacimientos: A Collection from the Americas

On display: Nov. 25, 2022- Jan. 7, 2023

Where: Heritage Museum, 1325 E. Washington St.

Cost: Exhibit is included with paid museum admission.

 

The BHA is proud to present a special exhibit this holiday season. The exhibit features “nacimientos” or nativities from the private collections of the members of the Pan American Round Table 1. The exhibit will showcase nacimientos from Mexico, Peru, Bolivia and various other countries in Central and South America. A visit to this exhibit will certainly get you in the Christmas spirit!

 

Department 56 Miniature Holiday Village Exhibit

When: Nov. 25, 2022 - Jan. 7, 2023

Where: Historic Brownsville Museum, 641 E Madison Street

Cost: Exhibit is included with paid museum admission.

 

The Brownsville Historical Association is proud to present its Department 56 Miniature Holiday Village collection. Founded in 1976, the Department 56 Company captures the spirit of Christmas through various themed collections that can be seen throughout the display. Donated by the Gloor family in memory of collector, June Gloor, the exhibit contains over 500 ceramic pieces including figurines, animals, and lit structures. This holiday season create a new tradition with friends and family by visiting this magnificent display!

EVENTS

Historical Happy Hour: Wine Tasting

When: Friday, Nov. 18, 2022

Time: 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Where: Historic Brownsville Museum, 641 E Madison Street

Cost: Free for BHA members, $10 when you RSVP, $15 at the door. Sorry, no refunds.

 

It’s the holiday season! Gather your friends and join the BHA at the Historic Brownsville Museum for a chance to sample an assortment of wine; perfect for your holiday gatherings. This month’s happy hour is sponsored by our friends at L&F Distributors. Attendees must be 21 years & older.

 

Historical Happy Hour: Christmas Tree Decoration

When: Friday, Dec. 9, 2022

Time: 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Where: Historic Brownsville Museum, 641 E Madison Street

Cost: Free for BHA members, $10 when you RSVP, $15 at the door. Sorry, no refunds.

 

It’s the holiday season! Gather your friends to create your very own Christmas ornament at the Historic Brownsville Museum. The ornament will be hung and displayed on the official BHA Christmas tree. This month’s happy hour is sponsored by our friends at L&F Distributors. Attendees must be 21 years & older.

Hours of Operation:

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

Sundays - Mondays: CLOSED

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With 75 years of service, the Brownsville Historical Association 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.

Discover our History, Heritage & Cultural Arts

With 75 years of service, the Brownsville Historical Association 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.

Hours of Operation:

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

Sundays - Mondays: CLOSED

Discover our History, Heritage

& Cultural Arts

With 75 years of service, the Brownsville Historical Association 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.

Discover our History, Heritage & Cultural Arts

With 75 years of service, the Brownsville Historical Association 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.

Discover our History, Heritage & Cultural Arts

Holiday Hours

 All museums closed all day on Saturday, Dec. 24 and Saturday, Dec. 31 in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Historical Happy Hour: Wine Tasting

When: Friday, Nov. 18, 2022

Time: 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Where: Historic Brownsville Museum, 641 E Madison Street

Cost: Free for BHA members, $10 when you RSVP, $15 at the door. Sorry, no refunds.

 

It’s the holiday season! Gather your friends and join the BHA at the Historic Brownsville Museum for a chance to sample an assortment of wine; perfect for your holiday gatherings. This month’s happy hour is sponsored by our friends at L&F Distributors. Attendees must be 21 years & older.

 

Historical Happy Hour: Christmas Tree Decoration

When: Friday, Dec. 9, 2022

Time: 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Where: Historic Brownsville Museum, 641 E Madison Street

Cost: Free for BHA members, $10 when you RSVP, $15 at the door. Sorry, no refunds.

 

It’s the holiday season! Gather your friends to create your very own Christmas ornament at the Historic Brownsville Museum. The ornament will be hung and displayed on the official BHA Christmas tree. This month’s happy hour is sponsored by our friends at L&F Distributors. Attendees must be 21 years & older.

1325 E. Washington Street, Brownsville, Texas 78520

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