Last updated: 8/22/2012
Brazoria, Texas
Street Address
202 W. Smith Street
Brazoria, TX 77422
Mailing Address
P O Box 1728
Brazoria, TX 77422
phone: 979-236-0241
Monday - Friday9 AM - 4 PM
Saturday12 PM - 4 PM
donations accepted; group tours are $2 per person
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Shirley Spearow, Committee Chairman
Robert Schwebel, President
phone: 979-236-0241

We showcase our history from Karankawa Indian times to the present. We show more artifacts than signs, so you can actually see how things worked or looked. Our collection includes tools and guns that were used to build this area. There are vintage housewares, and business items from our town. We have a wonderful textile collection, especially quilts, and the equipment to make them all. We have an environmental room full of animals to delight the young and old alike. We have a lot of Civil war items and uniforms. Our Black history room showcases everything from slavery to local success stories. We have a military display celebrating our young heroes. We conduct tours for area school students as part of their curriculum. With just a phone call, you can add us to a day trip tour, you might be planning for your group or reunion.

Our museum is located in the cradle of Texas. Stephen F Austin, himself, named the town, and Jane Long operated a hotel/tavern here for the years when Texas was forming it's republic. It is located in the oldest public building in Brazoria.


Our mission is to preserve, protect, restore and rebuild historic properties in and adjacent to Brazoria for the benefit of current and future residents and tourists to learn of and enjoy our history.


Our museum began about 10 years ago in one room of our town's new library. We outgrew it very quickly, and when our sister group saved the old elementary school, it was a perfect fit to use the original building as a museum. With the new location and all the other activities which occupy the school grounds, our museum has grown and flourished.

Research Collections

We are presently filling our research library. It will soon be open for use by appointment.



Lecture Halls

Performance Areas




Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Staff Only, Members

Appointment required: Yes


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Handicap access and ramps in the auditorium.

Wheelchair Accessible


The Conference Room, Auditorium, Gymnasium and Cafeteria are available for rent.

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental


Group Tours

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