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Summer Camp 2021

Summer Camp 2021

For two weeks in July, the halls of The Bryan Museum were filled with sounds of children who attended one of the two sessions of summer camp. Twenty-two children from as far away as California and as close as the next block learned all about the stories of Texas. Eight of the campers received full...

August 25, 2021August 26, 2021
The Hidden History Series

The Hidden History Series

The history of the Lone Star State is a well-worn yet ornate shawl, delicately embroidered with rich indigenous, European, and Mexican designs. Parts of it are torn, showing painstaking efforts toward liberation, and others are stained with the blood, sweat, and tears of those whose legacies toward the Texian people live on. It’s a piece...

August 18, 2021August 18, 2021
It’s Texas Time: All in the Details

It’s Texas Time: All in the Details

Did you listen in on our TikTok talk about the work of craftsmen in Tunstall, Staffordshire England? It’s a line of historical dinnerware commemorating the Texas Revolution and the US-Mexican War called “Texian Campaigne”. It’s one of the most sought-after Staffordshire patterns to this day.   The potters used six colors: blue (the most common), brown,...

August 13, 2021August 13, 2021
Not My First Rodeo

Not My First Rodeo

The first professional rodeo took place on July 4, 1883, in Pecos, Texas. “Professional,” meaning that it was the first rodeo to award prizes to contestants. But where did the sport come from? Surely, it did not appear overnight. To answer this question, we need to look back much farther than the 19th century. It...

August 6, 2021August 11, 2021