The Brenham Heritage Museum is currently operating out of the Brenham Bus Depot while the museum’s main building is undergoing extensive renovations.
Now open to the public Saturdays 10am – 4pm!
Open Monday – Friday by appointment.
Hands-On History Summer Series for Children
The Brenham Heritage Museum is thrilled to present our virtual Hands-on History summer workshop series for children. Educator Heather White presents five different activities that bring history to life for kids of all ages. Join us on our YouTube channel @BrenhamHeritageMuseum, July 13-17, for a new activity video each day. (Videos will continue to be available even after the program ends, so join at any time!)
If your child participates in an activity, they are eligible for our raffle! Post photos of your completed activities and tag us, or email your photos to director@
We are selling craft bags that include all paper supplies a person will need for all five activities for $1. If you have any questions, please call us at 979-830-8445 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Juneteenth 2020 Virtual Exhibit
Dating back to 1865, the Juneteenth Celebration in Brenham, Texas, continues the tradition of commemorating and celebrating the end of enslaved African-Americans. This exhibit includes photos and objects gathered from residents throughout Washington County, showcasing the many facets of Juneteenth celebrations, including parades, coronations, historic events and gatherings.
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 attention. Everyone would surround him to see what he had made. Today his paintings and poetry can be seen and read in Brenham as well as abroad. The exhibit includes soul-stirring images from Mays’ upbringing in Hog Branch. He uses acrylic on canvas to depict familiar local scenes, heartwarming family moments, and thought-provoking content. Some paintings and books are available for purchase. The exhibit will be open to the public Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Wednesday through Friday by appointment.
Summer Sip & Art Walk