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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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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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COSTUMES OF THE AMERICAS MUSEUM

COMING FALL 2021

1004 E. Sixth Street

Brownsville, Texas 78520

P: 956.547.6890

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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

Costumes of the Americas Museum Coming Fall 2021

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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

 

In DETAIL: Architectural Drawings of Robert Velten (Exhibit)

When: On display through July 31, 2021

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

Cost: Included with paid museum admission.

 

The Brownsville Historical Association is exhibiting a collection of architectural drawings by local architect, Robert Velten. Visit and learn about the late Robert Velten and the various buildings he designed, which include some notable structures in Brownsville that still stand today! You can interact with the exhibit with your smartphone by scanning the QR codes installed to locate the structures standing in Brownsville.

 

Water/Ways, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum on Main Street Program

When: September 21 - November 6, 2021

Where: Historic Alonso Building, 510 E. Saint Charles Street

Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Brownsville Historical Association is proud to present Water/Ways, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum on Main Street Program

 

Water/Ways features a selection of photographs, objects, film audio and interactives to explore the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality. The exhibition looks at how political and economic planning have been affected by access to water and control of water resources. Designed for small-town museums, libraries and cultural organizations, Water/Ways will serve as a community catalyst to spur conversations about water’s impact on South Texas.

EVENTS

 

Cocktails With A Curator

When: Thursday, August 12, 2021

Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Historic Brownsville Museum, 641 E Madison Street

Cost: Individual tickets are $20 for members & $30 for non-members. Or $30 per couple with membership and $40 per couple if non-members. Sorry, no refunds.

RSVP by calling: (956) 548-1313

 

Let’s mix things up! Join us for “Cocktails With A Curator,” a program that toasts amazing works of art and historical artifacts with deliciously themed cocktails. Price includes admission and three drink tickets per person. Space is limited so be sure and register early- spots will fill up fast! Event open for those 21 years old and over. Thank you to L&F Distributors for making this program possible.

 

Historical Happy Hour: Kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month!

When: Friday, September 3, 2021

Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Historic Brownsville Museum, 641 E. Madison Street

Cost: Free for BHA members, $5 before the event, $10 at the door.

Sorry, no refunds.

 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month early this year with the BHA at the Mary Yturria Education Center with a live mariachi band performance from Catrines! Event open for those 21 years old and over. Thank you to L&F Distributors for making this program possible.

 

Water/Ways Fundraiser

When: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Time: 6 p.m.

Where: Historic Alonso Building, 510 E. Saint Charles Street

Call (956) 548-1313 for more information

 

The Brownsville Historical Association will host a fundraiser to help support programs and costs associated with the exhibit. With your support, we will be able to provide Brownsville residents with access to this high quality educational and cultural experience. If you would like to sponsor, please email anielsen@brownsvillehistory.org.

 

Sip N’ Paint: Going with the flow of water.

When: Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021

Time: 6 - 8 p.m.

Where: Historic Alonso Building, 510 E. Saint Charles Street

Cost: Individual tickets are $20 for members & $30 for non-members.

Or $30 per couple with membership and $40 per couple for non-members.

Sorry, no refunds.

 

Seating is limited; RSVP by calling: (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. Fee includes the following materials: paint, canvas, easel, and brushes. The event will begin promptly, so please arrive 15 minutes early to check in and find a seat. Event open for those 21 years old and over. Thank you to L&F Distributors for making this program possible. Please follow us on our social media platforms for more information.

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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