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Texas History is African-American History

May 01, 2017

Discussions of Texas history often center on the contributions of folks from European, Mexican, or Native American backgrounds. Less discussed are the many important contributions made by African Americans, which is why, in 2006, the Brazos Valley African American Museum, the first organization of its kind in the valley, opened its doors to the public with the goal of promoting the history and culture of persons of African descent in Brazos Valley. Erected on the site of one of the valley’s original black schoolhouses, the museum is proud to offer the public an opportunity to explore historically significant art and artifacts, delve into genealogical records, and attend a variety of lectures and performances by local scholars and artists. The museum also houses an ever-expanding library with materials appropriate for children age 5 and up. The museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 1 to 5 P.M. and Saturdays from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Address: 500 East Pruitt St., Bryan, Texas 77803