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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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1150 Market Square

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

 

An Art Exhibit: Impressions from Brownsville

When: May 11, 2019 – July 27, 2019

Where: Heritage Museum, Vezzetti Room, 1325 E. Washington Street

Cost: Included with paid museum admission.

In honor of Preservation Month, Juan Velez, Historic Preservation Officer and BHA Board Member will exhibit a collection of art work featuring historic buildings of Brownsville.

EVENTS

 

May Historical Happy Hour: Preservation Matters!

When: Friday, May 17, 2019 – 5 to 7 pm

Where: Historic Laureles Ranch House Museum, 1501 E. 7th Street (Linear Park)

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

Register today by calling: 956-548-1313

Celebrating those who preserve, conserve and protect buildings, objects, landscapes or other artifacts of historical significance. Follow us on Facebook to receive more information and get a preview of featured beers. Thank you L&F Distributors for making this program possible!

 

International Museum Day

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019 – 10 am to 4 pm

Where: Heritage Museum/Stillman House Museum and Historic Brownsville Museum

Cost: FREE Admission Day!

For more information call: 956-548-1313

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to increase public awareness of the role in museums in the development of society, and it has been steadily gaining momentum ever since. In 2018, more than a thousand museums participated in the event in some 158 countries.

 

Book signing & reception with Oscar Cásares, author of Where We Come From

When: May 29, 2019 – 5:30 pm to 7 pm

Where: Heritage Museum, Vezzetti Room

1325 E. Washington Street

Cost: Free & open to the public. Refreshments provided.

Oscar Cásares, the acclaimed author of Brownsville and Amigoland, debuts a new novel about a Mexican American family in Brownsville, Texas, who reluctantly become involved in smuggling immigrants into the United States.  Mr. Cásares is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and teaches creative writing at the University of Texas in Austin, where he lives.  His book will be available for purchase at our gift shops.

 

Memorial Day: at the Old City Cemetery

When: Monday, May 27, 2019

Where: Old City Cemetery, Corner of 5th Street & E. Madison Street

Cost: Free and open to the public

For more information or if you would like to volunteer please call:

Dave Parsons 956-541-5560

Join us as we honor the veterans buried at the Old City Cemetery. Over 450 identified veterans representing wars from the Indian Wars, World War I & II and the Persian Gulf War are buried in the Old City Cemetery. Those buried represent both Union and Confederate Soldiers and several from the Mexican Revolution of the early 1900s. A U.S. flag will be placed on each identified veterans’ grave.

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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