The museum features exhibits from over 150 years of Brown County history - from the Native American band of Penateka Comanche and earliest Texan settlers to the WWII-era Camp Bowie military collection. Kids from all over Central Texas and beyond love the Children's Area and the miniature Birdsong Circus. After you've browsed the rich story of the Brown County community, you will enjoy a guided tour of the old jail across the street. With its epic architecture and fascinating interior, you will be transported in time to see glimpses of what life was like as a Brown County Sheriff...or as an inmate!
Coffee, Pie, and Conversation
Join us as we welcome guest speaker, Marjorie Herrera Lewis, author of When the Men Were Gone. On June 28th, we are unveiling an exhibit centered around the subject of the novel: local teacher, assistant principal, and football coach, Tylene Wilson. In addition to Mrs. Lewis's presence and the unveiling of this new exhibit, we will also be providing coffee and pie. Click HERE to secure your spot!
On June 29th and 30th, novelist, journalist, sports analyst, and college instructor, Marjorie Herrera Lewis, will be hosting an in-person workshop for budding writers. Lewis is excited to meet local students and lead fun-filled sessions that engage kids, helping them discover their talents and hone their skills.
After her Young Writers Workshop, Mrs. Lewis will be shifting her focus away from cultivating young minds, instead working to help adult writers refine their craft. The Adult Writers Workshop will run from 6:30 - 8:30 PM on the 29th.
Get your tickets HERE!
Help Keep History Moving Forward
Ever heard the story of the German P.O.W. mural in Brownwood? World War II Camp Bowie also held a prisoner of war camp for captured German soldiers. They painted a 22 foot-long mural on a wall, showing a tank and American troops. When the war ended the Camp closed, the mural was covered by drywall, and forgotten for decades…It has been mostly out of sight for 75 years, but it’s moving to a new home at the Brown County Museum of History-- where this amazing piece of history can be seen!
The History Buffs
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