247 E Brazos, West Columbia Texas 77486
During the Texas Revolution, the town was known simply as Columbia. It figured prominently in the history of Texas, being the first capital of the Republic of Texas in 1836. A replica of the first capitol is at 14th and Hamilton.
The museum itself traces the historical significance of the victorian era with artifacts from the joys of childhood to the grief of death. Displays document the West Columbia Oilfield, the largest producing oil field in the United States at the time, as well as the ranching industry.
Other History nearby:
(Galveston) Ashton Villa
(Galveston) Bishop's Palace
(Angleton) Brazoria County Historical Museum
(West Columbia) Columbia Historical Museum
(Richmond) Decker Park
(Wharton) Dickson Monument
12/09 Coming to The West Columbia area
Pearland Crawfish Festival Pearland TX April5-7 Great crawfish, food, music, and fun.
Great Texas Mosquito Festival Clute TX July25-27 Many booths with a variety of foods, along with arts and crafts and more. The carnival provides three days of fun for children and adults.
Houston Hot Sauce Festival Houston TX September21-22 The Houston Hot Sauce Festival, conducted in September, showcases everything from sauce, salsa and spices to jams, jellies and pickles. The festival also features cooking demonstrations and on stage entertainment.
Texas Rice Festival Winnie TX October2-6 Bar-B-Que Cook-off Weekend,
Horseshoe & Washer Pitching Tournaments,
Rice Run 5k & Kids Fun Run,
Queen’s Coronation & Street Dance
Houston Italian Festival Houston TX October10-13 Fiesta Italiana! Bringing Italian culture to life.
Texas Renaissance Festival Plantersville TX October12-December1 Men and women decked out in the latest in 16th century Renaissance garb, jousting, juggling, dancing and feasting at the King's banquet hall.