Cemetery, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Brownsville Historical Association is a multi-site organization dedicated to the preservation of Brownsville's history and culture. The BHA oversees six different sites: The Brownsville Heritage Complex (the Brownsville Heritage Museum and the Stillman House Museum), the Old City Cemetery and its Center, Market Square Research Center, and the Historic Alonso Building.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Cemetery, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Military, Park
Cemetery, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Military, Park, Specialized
Old Fort Parker is a very early Texas fort built in 1833, and since reconstructed. The Comanche Indains as well as the Anglo Parker participate in keeping this historic site alive. We have primitive camping, 35 Rv hookups with water, 19 air conditioned rooms in historic barracks and a historic house available for lodging A visitor center is available for rent to serve meals etc.
This museum is a merger of public (Refugio County) and private (Refugio County Historical Society) entities tworda common goal. The Society collected funds for over 12 years, built a 21 square foot building, furnished it, then donated the sturucture to the county. Collections range from historical documents to early artifacts (including the original bell from the Refugio Mission that was built in 1795), numerous 19th century and early 20th century artifacts.
Archaeology, Botanical Garden, Cemetery, Church, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Military, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Specialized, University
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West Columbia, Texas
Archaeology, Cemetery, Culture, History, Historic House
Miss Ima Hogg, last private owner of the site, conceived turning the site into a museum in the early 1930s. In 1958, she donated the plantation house and grounds to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; 11 years later, she donated the artifacts collections as well. The site was christened Varner-Hogg Plantation after the first and last owners of the land. Miss Hogg remained involved with the site until her death in 1975.