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UPDATE: Reopening & The Executive Order from The Governor

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, the BHA will re-open the Historic Brownsville Museum, the Heritage Museum and the Stillman House Museum.  Protocols set forth by Governor Abbott state that admission must be limited to 25% capacity and all interactive displays be closed to the public for at least two weeks.  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 cancelled through the end of June.  We hope to re-instate events and programs this summer.  We emphasize that this is 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.

 

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

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

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, the BHA will re-open the Historic Brownsville Museum, the Heritage Museum and the Stillman House Museum.  Protocols set forth by Governor Abbott state that admission must be limited to 25% capacity and all interactive displays be closed to the public for at least two weeks.  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 social media accounts for updates.

 

All programs have been cancelled through the end of June.  We hope to re-instate events and programs this summer.  Please check our Facebook and Instagram accounts and our website for updates and information.

EVENTS

 

The Taste of Texas fundraiser originally scheduled for March 21, 2020 has been cancelled.  We will celebrate our 10th Annual Taste of Texas in 2021.  Official date TBA.

10th Annual Taste of Texas Fundraiser (CANCELLED)

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

 

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

info@brownsvillehistory.org

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