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Brazoria County Museum Alliance

Next Meeting:
Rosenwald School at the
Columbia Historical Museum
247 E. Brazos Ave.
West Columbia, TX 77486
October 30, 2023
2 pm
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About BCMA

The Brazoria County Museum Alliance is an informal organization established several years ago by museums in Brazoria County.  The purpose of the alliance is to facilitate communication among museums and other organizations, and to provide a forum for an exchange of ideas and publicity materials.   As it has grown, several non-museum organizations have joined.


BCMA meets during the afternoon of the fifth Monday of every month that happens to have five Mondays.  Meetings usually last about two hours and they rotate among member organizations.  The host organization usually provides light snacks.

The typical agenda consists of three items:
    •  Reports of activities (What has your group been doing recently?)
    •  Exchange of publicity materials (bring a stack of brochures and rack cards to distribute).
    •  A tour of the host organization's facilities.

BCMA has no legal status, no officers, no directors, no dues, no revenue, no expenses, and no budget.

About

Member Organizations

Alvin Museum Society 

300 West Sealy, Alvin, TX

The Alvin Museum Society manages the Alvin Historical Museum and the Slover-Rogers Cottage. 

Brazoria County Historical Museum

100 E Cedar St, Angleton, TX 77515

The Brazoria County Historical Museum exists to discover, preserve and make known the history of Brazoria County.

Brazoria County Master Gardners Assoc.

799 E. Hospital Drive, Angleton, TX

BCMGA's mission is to improve the quality of life for Brazoria County residents through horticulture projects and education. 

Brazoria Heritage Foundation

202 W. Smith St, Brazoria, TX 77422

The Brazoria Heritage Foundation Civic Center and Museum offers a place for community gathering and preservation of the history of Brazoria, TX.

Brazos Bend State Park

21901 FM 762 Needville, TX 77461

Looking for a “wild” experience? You will find it at Brazos Bend State Park, just 45 miles from downtown Houston!

Brazosport Archaeological Society

400 College Drive, Clute, TX 77531

The Brazosport Archaeological Society is a non-profit organization created to stimulate an active interest in the discovery, conservation, and salvage of archeological sites.

Brazosport Convention & Visitors Council

300 Abner Jackson Pkwy, Lake Jackson, TX 77566

A comprehensive resource for information about beaches, attractions, nature sites and restaurants in the Brazosport area. 

Brazosport Planetarium 

400 College Blvd, Clute, TX

Brazosport Planetarium advances its mission to connect our community with the scope and beauty of the physical universe.

Dow Chemical Company

Multiple locations

The Dow Chemical Company is a major employer and donor in southern Brazoria County that supports local community institutions.

First Capitol Historical Foundation - Ammon Underwood House

529 Main St., East Columbia, TX

The Ammon Underwood House is the oldest surviving building in East and West Columbia. It was rehabilitated as a historic house museum by the First Capital Historical Foundation in 1975. 

Betty Blackmon bblackmon34@embarqmail.com 

Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges

Multiple locations

The Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges supports the Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex in its charge to manage the conservation and restoration of wildlife and plant resources and their habitats within the Brazoria, San Bernard, and Big Boggy refuges.

844-84-BIRDS (844-842-4737)

Lake Jackson Garden Club

Multiple locations

Charitable and educational organization promoting interests in gardening and community service.

Lora-Marie Bernard, author

Based in Lake Jackson, TX

Texas author & storyteller Lora-Marie Bernard writes nonfiction books about interesting Texans and stories that explore the historic relationship between Texas and the global economy.

Levi Jordan Plantation State Historic Site

10510 FM 524 Brazoria, TX 77422

The Levi Jordan Plantation provides a unique opportunity to understand the evolving agricultural history of the South and the early African American experience in Texas.

Military Museum of Brazoria County

2330 County Rd 223, Clute, TX 77531

Offering hands-on education about military equipment and vehicles. 

Brazoria County Historical Commission

Brazoria County Tax Office Conference Room (451 North Velasco St, Angleton, TX)

The Brazoria County Historical Commission oversees applications for state historical markers and other county initiatives. 

Brazoria County Library System

Multiple locations

The Brazoria County Library System serves the educational, informational, and recreational needs of library users in 11 towns and cities. 

Brazoria County Parks Department

313 W. Mulberry St, Angleton, TX 77515

From sandy beaches and bayous to bottomland hardwood forests, experience the diverse landscapes that Brazoria County has to offer.

Brazoria Historical Militia

A coalition of living historians specializing in military history of the Texas Revolution and Republic era. 

James Glover, Commandant: 

co3militia@yahoo.com

Brazos Valley Railroad Society

208 W Smith St, Brazoria, TX 77422

A model railroad club and train history museum located in Brazoria, TX. 

Chief Engineer Jim Williams: jlwilli@usa.net

Brazosport Birders & Naturalists

400 College Drive, Clute, TX 77531

The Brazosport Birders & Naturalists is an organization based in southern Brazoria County, whose primary focus is birding and conservation of our natural resources. 

Brazosport Museum of Natural Science

400 College Drive, Clute, TX 

BMNS offers exciting exhibits featuring dinosaur bones, malacology, prehistoric archaeological artifacts, and more!

Columbia Historical Museum

247 E. Brazos Ave, West Columbia, TX 77486

The Columbia Historical Museum was established to bring better understanding and appreciation of the rich history of West and East Columbia.

Economic Development Alliance for Brazoria County

4005 Technology Drive Suite 1010 Box 2

Angleton, TX 77515

A county-wide, membership-based economic development organization created as a resource and advocate for the development and diversification of the economic foundation of Brazoria County.

Freeport Historical Museum

311 E Park Ave, Freeport, TX 77541

The Freeport Historical Museum & Visitor Center was established in 2009 and showcases over 300 years of local Freeport history. 

Lake Hardware & Lumber

705 Dixie Drive Clute, TX 77531

Lake Hardware and Lumber Co. has been owned and operated by the Warneke family since 1976. We built a second store at 1813 N Velasco in Angleton in 1994. We offer full service to industrial accounts, building professionals, and homeowners alike. 

Lake Jackson Historical Association

249 Circle Way Lake Jackson, TX 77566

Operating the Lake Jackson Historical Museum, Jackson Plantation Historic Site, and Alden B. Dow Office Museum, the LJHA's mission is to provide education relative to the history and culture of Lake Jackson, TX. 

Michael Bailey

Based in Angleton, TX.

BCMA coordinator, curator at the Columbia Historical Museum, and museum advocate.

Migration Celebration

6801 County Road 306 Brazoria, TX 77422

Migration Celebration is a weekend-long event hosted each April in southern Brazoria County to celebrate spring migration and spread awareness of wildlife and environment conservation. 

Old Velasco/Surfside Beach Historical Committee

1304 Monument Drive, Freeport, TX 77541

Preserving and sharing the history of Velasco, TX in present-day Surfside Beach. 

Pearland Historical Society

2341 N Galveston AVE #230, Pearland, TX 77581

The Pearland Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the rich history and heritage of the City of Pearland in Brazoria County, TX.

Town of Quintana

814 N. Lamar, Quintana, TX 77541

Municipal government of Quintana, TX. 

Schuster Home Museum

1130 West 2nd Street, Freeport, TX 

Built in 1917, the Schuster House serves as an example of family life during the founding years of Freeport, TX.

Sea Center Texas

302 Medical Dr, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566

Sea Center Texas is a marine aquarium, fish hatchery and education center located on 75 acres in Lake Jackson, TX. 

Sea Shell Searchers of Brazoria County

400 College Blvd, Clute, TX 77566

The Sea Shell Searchers meet the first Saturday of every month at the Center for the Arts and Sciences.

Stephen F. Austin-Munson Historical County Park

41885 SH 288 Angleton, TX 77515

A county-run historical park featuring a monument to Stephen F. Austin, picnic and fishing grounds, living history events, and more. 

City of Surfside (Resort Services)

Location

Boat rides, water sport rentals, and other tourist information for visitors to Surfside Beach. 

Surfside Historical Museum

1304 Monument Dr, Surfside Beach, TX 77541

The Surfside Historical Museum feathres a display of artifacts and exhibits from Surfside Beach and Fort Velasco. Monuments commemorating the Battle of Velasco and the sinking of the ship Acadia during the Civil War are located outside the museum.

Sweeny Economic Development Corp.

111 W. Third Street, Sweeny, TX 77480

The Sweeny Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) is a Type B corporation created to promote economic growth and creation of jobs in Sweeny.

Texas Mid-Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex

2547 County Rd 316, Brazoria, TX 77422 

This refuge complex consists of Brazoria, San Bernard, and Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuges, which encompass a wide variety of habitats that are home to hundreds of species along the Texas coast.

Texas Master Naturalists: Cradle of Texas Chapter

21017 County Road 171, Angleton, TX 77515

Mission: Provide education, public outreach, and volunteer service in support of our area’s natural resources.

Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site

1702 N. 13th St, West Columbia, TX 77486

Generations of Texas history, commerce and entrepreneurship encapsulate Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, which tells the stories of the many families, both enslaved and free, who worked to build Texas.

Members

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Join the BCMA Facebook Group to share events, ask questions, and connect with the Brazoria County museum community! You may also join our email mailing list.

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