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BHM Collecting Scope

The focus of the Brenham Heritage Museum is on the history of Brenham and Washington County. Though there are sometimes items that we accept for contextual purposes, we seek to add only items that tell our local story. That story may be told through artifacts, photographs, other images and documents.

Specific areas that are within our collecting scope include:

The Businesses and Economy of Brenham and Washington County

Agriculture, Retail & Mercantile, Finance, Law, Medicine, Manufacturing, Communications and Transportation

The Diverse People of Brenham and Washington County

People and families who lived a significant portion of their lives in Brenham and Washington County

Life in Washington County

Education, Sports, Music, Religion, Washington County Fair, Maifest, Juneteenth, Holiday Celebrations, Social & Service Organizations, Local Government & Politics, Daily Life in Brenham and Washington County