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Freedom Colonies: Tracing Historic Black Settlements of Washington County

The Brenham Heritage Museum presents Freedom Colonies: Tracing Historic Black Settlements of Washington County. This wonderful exhibit explores the remarkable stories of former slaves and their descendants who established entire local communities following their Emancipation. Often times, the Freedom Colonies centered around a church and school, and residents might work in the city or may […]

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Christmas with Condon

William “Bill” Condon (1923-1998) was a native Houstonian, a practicing architect, and a fine artist. He received a BA in architecture from Rice Institute in 1949 and assumed a position in the architectural firm of Broesche and Condon Associates. The firm was founded by Travis Broesche, who in the late 1970s began phasing out his practices […]

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Brenham Heritage Museum Celebrates Black History Month Featuring Fascinating Stories of Black Pioneers

This February, the Brenham Heritage Museum (BHM)is celebrating Black History Month by inviting the community to view the “Oh, I Didn’t Know That!” Exhibit. This exhibit features Black inventors, athletes, civil rights activists, and others whose roots are here in Brenham and Washington County. We guarantee visitors will leave, saying, “Oh, I Didn’t Know That!” […]

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Celebrating Brenham and Washington County Public Schools

The first day of school of the Brenham Independent School District (BISD) was September 6, 1875.  The exhibition featuring historical photos, documents, books and memorabilia in celebration of the 144th anniversary of the BISD and Washington County schools will be on display until November 16, 2019.

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