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Discover our History, Heritage & Cultural Arts

With 76 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.

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

ATTENTION: All BHA museums will close at 1 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2023 and all-day Saturday, April 8, 2023 in observance of the Easter holiday.

EXHIBITS

Costumes of the Americas Museum Exhibit: Roots of the Maya World: Guatemalan Textiles

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

Duration: March 31, 2023 - August 31, 2023

Cost: Included with paid museum admission.

 

The Brownsville Historical Association, in collaboration with the Consulate of Guatemala in McAllen, presents Roots of the Maya World: Guatemalan Textiles, an exhibition that highlights the traditional dress or trajes of various Guatemalan villages. The exhibition features over 20 complete trajes, made in the traditional way, by the Maya art of backstrap weaving. The exhibition explores regional preferences in color and design and illustrates indigenous identity. Roots of the Maya World: Guatemalan Textiles is on display at the Costumes of the Americas Museum from March 31 through August 31, 2023.

 

BISD Student Exhibit: Autism Awareness

When: April 1 – 29, 2023

Where: Historic Brownsville Museum, 641 E. Madison Street, Brownsville, Texas

Cost: Included with paid museum admission. Free for BISD students and teachers (with I.D.)

 

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, the Brownsville Independent School District’s Fine Arts Department in partnership with B.H.A., invite the community to celebrate their 9th Annual Autism Awareness Student Exhibit. Beautiful and original art work by students of all age levels will be on display.

EVENTS

Historical Happy Hour: Spring is in the air!

When: Friday, April 14, 2023

Time: 5 - 7 p.m.

Where: Laureles Ranch House in Linear Park, 1501 E. 7th Street, Brownsville, Texas

Cost: Free for BHA members, $15 when you RSVP, $20 at the door. Sorry, no refunds.

RSVP by calling: (956) 548-1313

 

Spring is the best time of the year! Flowers bloom and fill our gardens with yellow, blue, white, pink & lilac. Come celebrate the season with us. Follow us on Facebook to receive more information and get a preview of featured beers and wine. Event is open to those age 21 years old and over. Thank you to our friends at L&F Distributors for making this program possible.

 

Park Day 2023

When: Saturday, April 15, 2023

Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

For more information, please email the Texas Historical Commission at stephen.cure@the.texas.gov.

To learn more about Park Day 2023, please visit https://www.battlefields.org/events/park-day

 

Palmito Ranch Battlefield National Historic Landmark

Volunteer trash pickup and behind-the-scenes tour of new interpretive platforms (with free water bottle, water, and snacks!). Includes time to learn about the battle and ecology of the area. Meet 16 miles east of Brownsville on State Hwy 4 (Boca Chica Blvd), near the battlefield monument.

Hours of Operation:

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

Sundays - Mondays: CLOSED

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With 76 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 76 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 76 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 76 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

Historical Happy Hour: Spring is in the air!

When: Friday, April 14, 2023

Time: 5 - 7 p.m.

Where: Laureles Ranch House in Linear Park, 1501 E. 7th Street, Brownsville, Texas

Cost: Free for BHA members, $15 when you RSVP, $20 at the door. Sorry, no refunds.

RSVP by calling: (956) 548-1313

 

Spring is the best time of the year! Flowers bloom and fill our gardens with yellow, blue, white, pink & lilac. Come celebrate the season with us. Follow us on Facebook to receive more information and get a preview of featured beers and wine. Event is open to those age 21 years old and over. Thank you to our friends at L&F Distributors for making this program possible.

 

Park Day 2023

When: Saturday, April 15, 2023

Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

For more information, please email the Texas Historical Commission at stephen.cure@the.texas.gov.

To learn more about Park Day 2023, please visit https://www.battlefields.org/events/park-day

 

Palmito Ranch Battlefield National Historic Landmark

Volunteer trash pickup and behind-the-scenes tour of new interpretive platforms (with free water bottle, water, and snacks!). Includes time to learn about the battle and ecology of the area. Meet 16 miles east of Brownsville on State Hwy 4 (Boca Chica Blvd), near the battlefield monument.

1325 E. Washington Street, Brownsville, Texas 78520

1 (956) 541-5560

info@brownsvillehistory.org

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