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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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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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COSTUMES OF THE AMERICAS MUSEUM

COMING FALL 2021

1004 E. Sixth Street

Brownsville, Texas 78520

P: 956.547.6890

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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.

EXHIBITS

Exhibit: “Nacimientos: A Collection from the Americas”

On display: November 26, 2021- January 8, 2022

Open during regular museum hours

Where: Heritage Museum, 1325 E. Washington St.

Cost: Exhibit is included with paid museum admission.

For more information call: 956-541-5560

 

Exhibit Reception:

When: Saturday, December 4, 2021

Time: 2PM

Reception is free and open to the public.

 

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 I. The items in this exhibit have been collected by the PART I ladies over the years. 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: November 26, 2021 - January 1, 2022

Where:   Historic Brownsville Museum, 641 E Madison Street

Cost:  Exhibit is included with paid museum admission.

For more information call: 956-548-1313

 

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 creates a new tradition with friends and family by visiting this magnificent display.

EVENTS

Historical Happy Hour: Christmas Karaoke

When: Friday, December 10, 2021

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

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

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

 

Come celebrate Christmas with the BHA! Warm up your vocal chords and get ready to sing the evening away with Christmas themed music. If you’ve never tried karaoke before, you will not regret it! This month's happy hour is sponsored by L&F Distributors. Attendees must be 21 years & older. For more information call 956-548-1313.

 

Holiday Hours

All BHA museums will close at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, and all-day Thursday, November 25, 2021, in observance of Thanksgiving. Closed all day December 24 and 25, 2021 in observance of the Christmas holiday AND Closed December 31, 2021, and January 1, 2022.

Hours of Operation:

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

Sundays - Mondays: CLOSED

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Sundays - Mondays: CLOSED

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