History & Culture

Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial

The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial is a not-for-profit organization that was born out of the acknowledged need for a dignified recognition of the service and sacrifices made by men and women of the Brazos Valley while serving in the uniformed services of this great nation.

Contact: info@bvvm.org or 979-696-6247

 

Brazos Valley Worldfest

The Brazos Valley Worldfest celebrates international awareness by offering cultural displays, demonstrations, international cuisine, performances, children’s crafts, educational competitions, and many other activities. This annual event is free and open to the public.

Contact: contactus@brazosvalleyworldfest.org or 979-845-4016

 

Fiestas Patrias Mexicanas

Fiestas Patrias Mexicanas is an organization founded in the early 1990's by Mr. Roy Lopez and his father, Mr. Emilio Lopez Sr. The mission of this annual event is to instill culture and education in the form of tradition, food, music & dance as well as providing history lectures and scholarships to young adults.

Contact: info@fiestaspatrias.org or 979-575-2910

 

Heritage Society of Washington County

The Heritage Society of Washington County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of historical buildings and artifacts, and to promoting education and interest in Washington County, Texas. Established in 1970, the Society owns and operates three historic properties: the 1898 Ross Carroll Bennett House, 1870 Giddings Stone Mansion and the 1843 Giddings Wilkin House Museum.? ?We accomplish our mission and maintain these properties through historical home tours, rental of the facilities for events, antique and trunk shows, fundraising Gala and membership dues.

Contact: mansionbrenham@gmail.com or 979-836-1690