The Brown County Museum of History, Inc., has the primary role of preserving the tangible evidence of our heritage and to educate the public through exhibition and interpretation of artifacts. The main building is the Center for Education and is located across the street from the Brown County Jail at 209 North Broadway. The rest of the museum is located in the old four story Brown County Jail, built in 1903, and located at 212 North Broadway across the street from the Courthouse in downtown Brownwood.
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!
Fossil Day - This Saturday, October 20
Come enjoy a day of learning and fun. Attenders will be able to dig for fossils, make a fossil, create other crafts to take home, as well as discover facts about petrified plants and animals from the time of the dinosaurs. The event is from 11 AM - 3 PM this Saturday. All ages are welcome. Cost is $5 per child and parents (if accompanying children) are FREE.
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