The Brenham Heritage Museum is located in what was once the US Post Office for the City of Brenham. The building was constructed between 1914 (when the land was first acquired) and 1916 (when construction was completed). It remained the post office until the mid-1960s, when a new post office was built nearby. The old post office structure became a federal office building.
Seeing the need for a bona fide history museum documenting the city’s past, the City of Brenham offered this historic building for use as a museum to the Brenham Heritage Museum in 1991. A non-profit was established, funds were raised, and the museum opened soon after.
From 1991 to mid-2016, the Brenham Heritage Museum experienced steady growth and development, acquiring a number of collections and showcasing them on a rotating basis with the intent of educating as well as preserving the heritage of Brenham and Washington County.
In 2016, however, record-breaking rainfall caused the museum to close indefinitely so that the structure could be completely repaired after significant water damage was wrought to the basement and its adjacent corridors. This otherwise tragic event proved favorable in the end, though, as it allowed sufficient time to not only repair damages brought by flooding but also to create a completely restored space all while preserving the integrity of the historic Post Office building.
In November of 2022, the Brenham Heritage Museum reopened as a state-of-the-art facility which showcases a number of unique and captivating exhibits which capture the spirit of lively Brenham and surrounding Washington County.
Contribute to History
Come see for yourself what makes historic Brenham unique and become a Member to play an active role in the ongoing development of the Brenham Heritage Museum as it grows and expands to reach a new generation of Brenham inhabitants.
The Brenham Heritage Museum is open Wednesday-Saturday from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.