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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 […]

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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, […]

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Maifest float, date unknown

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 […]

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