The Brenham Heritage Museum presents Freedom Colonies: Tracing Historic Black Settlements of Washington County. This wonderful exhibit explores the remarkable stories of former slaves and their descendants who established entire local communities following their Emancipation. Often times, the Freedom Colonies centered around a church and school, and residents might work in the city or may […]
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Exploring & Celebrating Our Roots: Researching African American Families in Washington County
Delve into the histories of some local African American families. The Brenham Heritage Museum’s Bus Depot Gallery is displaying family trees, pictures, and objects designed to intrigue you to explore your genealogy.
Christmas with Condon
William “Bill” Condon (1923-1998) was a native Houstonian, a practicing architect, and a fine artist. He received a BA in architecture from Rice Institute in 1949 and assumed a position in the architectural firm of Broesche and Condon Associates. The firm was founded by Travis Broesche, who in the late 1970s began phasing out his practices […]
Celebrating Freedom: Art and Poetry by Lloyd Mays
Lloyd Mays is a self-taught artist and poet from Washington County. Born the last of fourteen children, he found out early on that his verbal expressions were often overshadowed in such a large family. Upon receiving a paint-by-numbers kit for his sixth birthday, Lloyd says that painting eliminated the need to compete for his family’s […]
Juneteenth 2020 Virtual Exhibit
Looking for More Information? Reader’s Digest “What Is Juneteenth & Why Do We Celebrate It?https://www.rd.com/culture/what-is-juneteenth/ Juneteenth, From Texas State Historical Association websitehttps://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/lkj01 Washington County. From Texas State Historical Association websitehttps://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcw04 Black-ish Juneteenth video, from the “black-ish” Season 4 premierehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_FP7x322cc “Let Freedom Ring” by Michael Hurd. .Texas Monthlyhttps://texashighways.com/culture/history/how-juneteenth-brought-emancipation-enslaved-people-texas/ Juneteenth Fact Sheet, from Congressional Research Servicehttps://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44865.pdf Juneteenth, […]
Maifest Virtual Exhibit
Since 1881, a colorful scene has unfolded in Brenham each May. This festival, known as Maifest, is a celebration highlighting German heritage, as well as showcasing the youth of the community. Except for several years during World War I and World War II, this event has been held annually since 1881, and includes elaborate coronations […]
Brenham Heritage Museum Celebrates Black History Month Featuring Fascinating Stories of Black Pioneers
This February, the Brenham Heritage Museum (BHM)is celebrating Black History Month by inviting the community to view the “Oh, I Didn’t Know That!” Exhibit. This exhibit features Black inventors, athletes, civil rights activists, and others whose roots are here in Brenham and Washington County. We guarantee visitors will leave, saying, “Oh, I Didn’t Know That!” […]
Celebrating Brenham and Washington County Public Schools
The first day of school of the Brenham Independent School District (BISD) was September 6, 1875. The exhibition featuring historical photos, documents, books and memorabilia in celebration of the 144th anniversary of the BISD and Washington County schools will be on display until November 16, 2019.
Into the Raging Storm: Washington County and Texas in the Great War
This exhibition is the culmination of a five-year project, to coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the First World War. This exhibition will be on view at The Chappell Hill Historical Society Museum, 9220 Poplar Street, Chappell Hill, TX 77426, through November 11, 2019.