Star of the Republic Museum

2018-2019 Calendar of Events

A variety of special events and activities are planned throughout the year at the Star of the Republic Museum and Washington-on-the-Brazos. The following descriptions provide a glimpse of the many ways visitors can step back in time and experience early 19th century Texas. For additional information on these or other activities, please contact the museum at 936-878-2461. Check back often as more events will be added to the calendar as information becomes available!

Temporary Exhibit: "So Others Could Follow: Four Centuries of Maps that Define Texas," Visit Now!

The Star of the Republic Museum presents, “So Others Could Follow: Four Centuries of Maps that Define Texas,” beginning March 3, 2018. This exhibit explores how, without maps, we would not be able to envision the shape of Texas, something which has now become so distinct. Using maps from the Museum's collection, the story of how early explorers created, what features these individuals thought it was important to show, and how that changed over time. The exhibit features a 1561 map by Girolamo Ruscelli and John Senex's 1721 map, as well as others.

Runaway Scrape Escape, Accepting Reservations Now!

After his victory at the Alamo, Santa Anna and his army are on their way, you must quickly determine what to take on your journey and make your way to safety with the help of your friends and family.

This is the Runaway Scrape Escape, the newest program at the Star of the Republic Museum. Guests, ages 10 and up, must use teamwork and problem solving skills to decipher puzzles and riddles in order to get out of the room in the 45-minute time limit. This is a perfect activity for families, groups of friends, and Texas History buffs!

To make a reservation, please fill out this form, there is an eight-person limit per time slot. Time slots start at 10:00am, for every hour, with the last one being at 3:00pm. No guests under the age of 10 will be allowed in the room. Walk-ups are allowed, but we cannot guarantee any time slots will be available.

$15 for adults, $13 for students, includes admission to the Museum.
$10 for Blinn employees and students
Brazos Pass and the escape room--$19 for adults and $16 for students (includes admission to the Museum, Barrington Living History Farm, and Independence Hall)

The program will be held the third Saturday of each month.
June 15
July 20
August 17

For more information on the Runaway Scrape Escape, call 936-878-2461 or email Lisa Berg, Curator of Education.

Hands-on History, Saturdays

On the third Saturday of the month through May and then every Saturday from June-August, the museum will offer a hands-on craft activity for children, free of charge. The craft will be available throughout the day, as long as supplies last.

June 8:    Knot Tying
June 15:    Weaving
June 29:    Embroidery
July 6:    Firecrackers
July 13:    Corn Husk Dolls
July 20:    Paper Flowers
August 3:    Talvera tile magnets
August 10:    Native American Horses
August 17:    TBD

Juneteenth, Saturday, June 22, 10am-4pm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is commemorating Juneteenth on June 22, from 10am to 4pm with their award winning public program. This event will feature guest speakers; Cleveland Franklin talking about growing up in Brenham and his struggle to succeed in professional sports, Dr. Bruce Glasrug on The Significance of J. Mason Brewer American Folklorist and scholar, and Stephanie Klemm, curator of exhibits and collections at Star of the Republic Museum. The afternoon portion of the program will showcase folk music singer Brandi Pace, the Fantasy Band, church choirs, and ending the day with the Brown Sugar Band.

Blue Star Museum Initiative, May 18-September 2

Current active duty service members, with proper ID, and up to five family members receive free admission to all locations at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.