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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 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

BISD Student Exhibit: Autism Awareness

When: April 6 – 27, 2019

Where: Historic Brownsville Museum, 641 E. Madison Street

Cost: Included with paid museum admission. Free for BISD students and teachers (with I.D.)

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, the Brownsville Independent School District’s Fine Arts Department in partnership with B.H.A., invite the community to celebrate their 7th Annual Autism Awareness Student Exhibit. Beautiful and original art work by students of all age levels will be on display.

 

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

12th Annual Civil War Park Day 2019

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Where:  Debris cleanup: 9 a.m.–noon at the Fort Brown Earthworks (old Fort Brown Memorial Golf Course off River Levee Road)  And Living History event at the Historic Market Square (1150 Market Square Street)

Cost: Free & open to the public.

Park Day is an annual event sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust, formerly the Civil War Trust, which enlists volunteers to clean, repair, and learn about local battlefields. Come hear from local historians about battlefields and other military sites. A Civil War living history event will take place in the afternoon at Market Square.

 

4th Annual Crafts for a Cause Fundraiser

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019 – 7 to 10 pm

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

Cost: $20 per person

Contact: Juan Ricarte, 956-578-2313

Join the Brownsville Craft Beer Enthusiasts at the Laureles Ranch House Museum. Guests will sample Texas craft beers while listening to music and enjoying local food samples. B.C.B.E. will also be holding a silent auction and feature local food vendors.  A portion of the proceeds benefit the BHA.

 

April Historical Happy Hour: Spring is in the air!

When: Friday, April 26, 2019 – 5 to 7 pm

Where: Stillman House Museum & Gardens, 1325 E. Washington Street

Rain location: Historic Brownsville Museum

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

RSVP by calling: 956-548-1313

Spring is the best time of the year! Flowers pop up and fill our gardens with yellow, blue, white, pink & lilac. Come celebrate the season with us. 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!

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sundays - Mondays: CLOSED

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