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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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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

 

Lonesome Dove, A New Traveling Exhibition

When: March 3, 2020 – April 11, 2020

Where: Historic Brownsville Museum

Mary Yturria Education Center

641 E. Madison Street

Cost: Included with paid museum admission

 

We are pleased to introduce Lonesome Dove, a traveling exhibition, created by the Wittliff Collections at the Alkek Library, Texas State University, and presented in partnership with Humanities Texas. Lonesome Dove is a wall-hanging exhibition that features fifty-five framed and matted sepia tone photographs. These photos capture scenes from the set of the very popular Lonesome Dove miniseries which first aired in 1989.

EVENTS

 

Historic Brownsville Photo Contest

Time: January 1, 2020 - April 1, 2020.

Description: The Brownsville Historical Association is looking for photographs that illustrate our community's most significant historic features. Snap a photo of your favorite historic landmark, building, architectural detail, or any other subject that portrays our local heritage and enter the contest. The winning photographs will be showcased in our Historic Brownsville Photo Contest Exhibit. All must be submitted by April 1, 2020.

SEE CONTEST GUIDELINES!

 

Winning photographs receive:

1st place $100

2nd $50

3rd place $25

 

For more information, please review the contest guidelines or contact us at 956-548-1313.

 

BHA Annual Members Meeting

When: Saturday, January 18, 2020

Time:  4 pm

Where: Historic Brownsville Museum, Mary Yturria Education Center

641 E. Madison Street

For more information call: 956-548-1313

 

Current members of the BHA are invited to attend the annual members meeting.

 

Historical Happy Hour: NFL Team Spirit

When: Friday, January 24, 2020

Time: 5 to 7 pm

Where: Heritage Museum, Vezzetti Room

1325 E. Washington Street

Cost: Free for BHA members

$5 if you pay before the event, $10 at the door. Sorry, no refunds.

RSVP by calling: 956-548-1313

 

Football season may be coming to an end but love for your team is never ending. Throw on your favorite NFL cap, jersey or other fan gear and head to the Heritage Museum to show off your team spirit. Event is open to those age 21 years old and over.

Thank you L&F Distributors for making this program possible.

 

Winter Walking Tour: Fort Brown

When: Saturday, January 25, 2020

Time: 11 am

Where: Brownsville Heritage Museum

1325 E. Washington Street

Cost: $5 for BHA members

$10 for non-members. Sorry, no refunds.

RSVP by calling: 956-541-5560

 

Fort Brown was an important military post on the US-Mexican border. This fort saw various conflicts including the Mexican American War and the Civil War. BHA Board Member, Dr. Anthony Knopp, will lead you through Fort Brown and its buildings; many of which are still in use today. Tour is limited to 25 people.

 

Winter Walking Tour: Historic Downtown Brownsville

When: Friday, January 31, 2020

Time: 11 am

Where: Brownsville Heritage Museum

1325 E. Washington Street

Cost: $5 for BHA members

$10 for non-members. Sorry, no refunds.

RSVP by calling: 956-541-5560

 

Brownsville is one of the most historic cities in the state of Texas. Venture out with Dr. Anthony Knopp through the streets of downtown Brownsville. He will highlight important structures that date back to the city’s founding. Tour is limited to 25 people.

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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