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UPDATE: Reopening & The Executive Order from The Governor

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, the BHA re-opened the Historic Brownsville Museum, the Heritage Museum and the Stillman House Museum. We continue to receive guidance from the CDC and state and local authorities in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Please check our Facebook and Instagram accounts and our website for updates and information.

 

All programs have been canceled through the end of August.  We hope to re-instate events and programs this fall.  Please check our social media and this website for updates.

 

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

Discover our History, Heritage & Cultural Arts - History Museum

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.

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THE BROWNSVILLE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION RECEIVES HUMANITIES TEXAS RELIEF GRANT!

The Brownsville Historical Association (BHA) in Brownsville, Texas, is the recipient of a Humanities Texas Relief Grant in the amount of $10,000.00.

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EXHIBITS

 

Department 56 Miniature Holiday Village Exhibit

When: November 27, 2020 – January 9, 2021

Where: Historic Brownsville Museum

641 E. Madison Street

Cost: Exhibit is included with paid museum admission.

For more information call: 956-548-1313

 

The Brownville Historical Association is proud to once again present its Department 56 Miniature Holiday Village collection. 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 create a new tradition with friends and family by visiting this magnificent display!

EVENTS

Uncorked! Sip n’ Paint

When: December 4, 2020

Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM

Where: Market Square Event Hall, 625 East 12th St., Brownsville, Texas 78520

Cost: $25 for BHA members, $30 for non-members.

For more information call: 956-548-1313

 

Socialize and sip on your drink of choice while you follow along step-by-step with a local artist as you create a one-of-a- kind masterpiece. Enjoy a creative evening outside the home while still keeping a safe distance from others! We probably don’t need to remind you to bring snacks, but we’ll encourage you anyway. Seating fee includes each guest with the following materials: paint, canvas, easel, brushes, and an apron. The event will begin promptly, therefore please arrive 15 minutes early to check in and find a seat.  This gathering is for adults 21 and older. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No walk-ins.

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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