The Brownsville Historical Association hosts a variety of temporary exhibits through out the year.  Below you will find a list of exhibits that are currently on display at our locations.  All exhibits are included in the museum's admission.


If you are interested in sponsoring or hosting a historic or art exhibit with the BHA, please contact the museum to learn more.

Exhibit: Christian Orthodox Icons of the Russian School from the Private Collection of Dr. Peter Gawenda

Historic Brownsville Museum

641 E. Madison Street

October 25, 2017- January 10, 2017


This exhibit is available to visitors during its display with paid museum admission. Icons are religious images that date back to the time of the pharaohs, but most often belong to the early Russian or Greek Christian Orthodox Church. They were painted by monks or artists directly connected to the Church, and have always been painted on wood.  Dr. Gawenda moved to Brownsville from Germany in 1981 and he is one of the few people in the world who has mastered the unique form of creating this art. His private collection of over 100 items will be on display at Historic Brownsville Museum from October 10 through January 10, 2018.



“Dia de Los Muertos” BISD Student Exhibit

October 17, 2017 - November 4, 2017

Heritage Museum

1325 E. Washington Street


This exhibit is available to visitors during its display with paid museum admission

Dia De Los Muertos- The day of the dead- is a holiday celebrated on November 1 throughout Latin America. Dia de los Muertos honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations. The event celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and actives the dead enjoyed in life. This year the BHA will exhibit miniature homemade alters constructed by BISD students from various schools.

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