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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? Juneteenth, From Texas State Historical Association website Washington County. From Texas State Historical Association website Black-ish Juneteenth video, from the “black-ish” Season 4 premiere “Let Freedom Ring” by Michael Hurd. .Texas Monthly Juneteenth Fact Sheet, from Congressional Research Service 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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