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NOTICE:   Due to Cameron County's “Shelter in Place” mandate, ALL BHA locations will be closed until April 30, 2020. We are doing this in the best interest of our visitors, members, and staff in accordance with local and municipal health guidelines in the hopes of preventing the spread of COVID-19. During this time, the BHA will increase its sanitation efforts as well as review our emergency disaster protocols. For now, ALL events and programming are either postponed or cancelled through the end of April. As a result, we will delay the publishing of our newsletter and calendar until we have a clearer picture of what is in store for us in the coming weeks.  Please check our Facebook and Instagram accounts and our website for updates and information.

 

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

 

We remind everyone that the mission of the BHA 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. In line with our mission to protect the history of our community we must also take the appropriate actions to protect the community which we serve.

10TH ANNUAL TASTE OF TEXAS   •   SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020

Discover our History, Heritage & Cultural Arts

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.

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

 

POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE! Check our website for updates.

10th Annual Taste of Texas Fundraiser

When: Saturday, March 21, 2020

Time: 6pm-9pm

Where: Laureles Ranch House Museum

1501 E. 7th Street, Linear Park

Cost: $60 per person,$50 for BHA Members

www.topboxtickets.com

 

Join the Brownsville Historical Association in celebration of its 10th Annual Taste of Texas fundraiser. Enjoy Texas-based cuisine and drinks while listening to great music at the Historic Laureles Ranch Museum. All proceeds benefit museum exhibits and programming. For tickets and sponsorship information, please call 956-548-1313

 

Historic Brownsville Photo Contest

Time: January 1, 2020 - April 30, 2020.

Our museums are currently closed, but we don’t have to stop!  Thanks to technology we are bringing the museum to you. In keeping up with our mission and current trends, the Historic Brownsville Photo Contest Exhibit will now be featured online. We are looking for photographs that illustrate our community's most significant and historic features. Send us a photo of your favorite historic landmark, building, architectural detail, or any other subject that portrays our local heritage to collections@brownsvillehistory.org to enter the contest. All submissions will be placed in our “Historic Brownsville” online exhibit album on our official Facebook page. The winner will be determined by the greatest number of likes by 4:00pm, April 30, 2020. The winning photograph of the contest will be our new profile photograph for the month of May, celebrating Historic Preservation Month. We hope that you are doing well and staying safe.

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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