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UPDATE: Reopening & The Executive Order from The Governor

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, the BHA re-opened the Historic Brownsville Museum, the Heritage Museum and the Stillman House Museum. We continue to receive guidance from the CDC and state and local authorities in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Please check our Facebook and Instagram accounts and our website for updates and information.

 

All programs have been canceled through the end of August.  We hope to re-instate events and programs this fall.  Please check our social media and this website for updates.

 

If you have questions regarding a rental at one of our facilities please call 956-372-1515, or email us at rentals@brownsvillehistory.org

Discover our History, Heritage & Cultural Arts - History Museum

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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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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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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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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Historic AlonSo Building

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510 E. Saint Charles Street

Brownsville, Texas 78520

P: 956.554.4965

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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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Historic Laureles

Ranch house Museum

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1501 East 7th Street

Brownsville, TX 78520

P: 956.372.1515

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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 73 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.

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THE BROWNSVILLE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION RECEIVES HUMANITIES TEXAS RELIEF GRANT!

The Brownsville Historical Association (BHA) in Brownsville, Texas, is the recipient of a Humanities Texas Relief Grant in the amount of $10,000.00.

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EXHIBITS

Our Voices, Our Heritage

September 15, 2020 through October 15, 2020

Our Voices, Our Heritage is a community-built exhibit celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Join us as we showcase the variety of talent and creativity our community has to offer. The exhibit will be on display September 15, 2020 through October 15, 2020 at the Historic Brownsville Museum located at 641 E. Madison Street. Experience a virtual walk through of our latest exhibit in the link below!

 

Virtual Walk Through

 

Department 56 Miniature Holiday Village Exhibit

When: November 27, 2020 – January 9, 2021

Where: Historic Brownsville Museum

641 E. Madison Street

Cost: Exhibit is included with paid museum admission.

For more information call: 956-548-1313

 

The Brownville Historical Association is proud to once again present its Department 56 Miniature Holiday Village collection. 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

Shades of Haunted History Walking Tour: Downtown Brownsville

2 separate tour groups:

First at 6:30 pm, the second at 7:30 pm

 

When: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Where: Brownsville Heritage Museum, 1325 E. Washington Street

Cost: $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members. Sorry, no refunds.

To register please call: 956-541-5560

 

The BHA’s 15th year of Haunted History Tours! Join us as we uncover the spooky past of this border city. We are offering two downtown tours. The first tour begins at 6:30 pm and will be led by Dr. Tony Knopp, professor emeritus at UTRGV. The second tour begins at 7:30 pm and will be led by Michael Rodriguez. There is a 25-person limit, be sure and register early - spots will fill up fast!

 

 

Murder, Mystery, Mayhem Walking Tour

When: Friday, October 16, 2020

Time: 8pm

Where: Old City Cemetery, 600 E Jackson St, Brownsville, TX 78520

Cost: $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Sorry no refunds.

To register please call: 956-548-1313

 

Are you in for a night full of haunting histories and surprises around every corner? Join the BHA as we explore the Old City Cemetery. Inhabitants of the cemetery will come alive and share their stories of love, deceit, and horror. Attendees should meet at the Old City Cemetery entrance gate. There is a 25-person limit, be sure and register early - spots will fill up fast!

 

 

Shades of Haunted History Walking Tour: Downtown Brownsville

When: Friday, October 23, 2020

2 separate tour groups:

First at 6: 30 pm, the second at 7:30 pm

Where: Brownsville Heritage Museum, 1325 E. Washington Street

Cost: $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Sorry no refunds.

To register please call: 956-541-5560

 

This is your last chance this fall to join us for the 15th Annual “Shades of Haunted History Walking Tours”! As our guides lead you through downtown Brownsville, you will uncover the spooky past of the historic buildings in the area. We are offering two downtown tours. The first tour begins at 6:30 pm and will be led by Dr. Tony Knopp, professor emeritus at UTRGV. The second tour begins at 7:30pm and will be led by Michael Rodriguez. There is a 25-person limit for each tour, be sure and register early - spots will fill up fast!

 

 

Historical Happy Hour: Halloween Costume Party

When: Friday, October 30, 2020

Time: 5 to 7 pm

Where: Historic Laureles Ranch House Museum, 1501 East 7th Street, Brownsville, TX 78520

Cost: Free for BHA members, $5 if you RSVP and pay before the event, $10 at the door. Sorry no refunds.

For more information call: 956-548-1313

 

Come dressed in your favorite and spookiest Halloween Costume!  Prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed Halloween characters.  This program is sponsored by L&F Distributors. Check our Facebook Page for this month’s featured beers. Attendees must be 21 years & older.

 

 

Fall Walking Tour: Old City Cemetery

When: Saturday, November 14, 2020

Time:  11 am

Where: Historic Brownsville Museum, 641 E. Madison Street

Cost: $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Sorry no refunds.

For more information call: 956-548-1313

 

Expand your knowledge of local history and tour this historic landmark. Wear comfortable shoes.  It is suggested that you arrive early unless you have pre-registered. Tour is limited to 20 people – call now to reserve your spot!

 

 

Historical Happy Hour: Holiday Wine Pairing

When: Friday, November 20, 2020

Time: 5 to 7 pm (rain or shine)

Where: Stillman House Gardens, 1325 E. Washington Street

Cost: Free for BHA members, $5 if you RSVP and pay before the event, $10 at the door. Sorry no refunds.

For more information call: 956-548-1313

 

Gather your friends and join the BHA at the Stillman House Gardens to sample various wines for your holiday dinner table. This month’s happy hour is sponsored by our friends at L&F Distributors. Check our Facebook Page for this month’s featured wines. Attendees must be 21 years & older.

 

 

Uncorked! Sip n’ Paint

When: December 4, 2020

Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM

Where: Market Square Event Hall, 625 East 12th St., Brownsville, Texas 78520

Cost: $25 for BHA members, $30 for non-members.

For more information call: 956-548-1313

 

Socialize and sip on your drink of choice while you follow along step-by-step with a local artist as you create a one-of-a- kind masterpiece. Enjoy a creative evening outside the home while still keeping a safe distance from others! We probably don’t need to remind you to bring snacks, but we’ll encourage you anyway. Seating fee includes each guest with the following materials: paint, canvas, easel, brushes, and an apron. The event will begin promptly, therefore please arrive 15 minutes early to check in and find a seat.  This gathering is for adults 21 and older. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No walk-ins.

Hours of Operation:

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

Sundays - Mondays: CLOSED

1325 E. Washington Street, Brownsville, Texas 78520

1 (956) 541-5560

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