Friday, June 29, 2012

Where in Brazos County? June Contest

Commencing in March, the Brazos Heritage Society began conducting a monthly contest in which readers of Heritage Brazos are asked to identify a structure or a location in Brazos County. 

In this fourth contest, readers are being asked to identify the building in the accompanying photograph and its location.  Submissions may be sent to Dan Beto at  The submission received by July 15, 2012, with the greatest specificity will be declared the winner.

The winner of this contest will be provided a book – Historic Brazos County.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Celebrate Independence Day at Heritage Park

Plan to attend the 26th annual 4th of July celebration at Heritage Park at the corner of East 30th Street and Hutchins Street in Bryan, Texas, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.  

This event, sponsored by the Brazos Heritage Society, will feature patriotic activities for adults and children of all ages, including live music, flag raising and toast, a children’s parade, and classic car display.  

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  All refreshments will be sold at the old-fashion price of 25 cents.

In addition, there will be a number of booths to visit and a silent auction.

Schedule of Events

 9:30 AM  Patriotic Music by Proud Country

 9:45 AM  Flag Raising, Pledge of Allegiance, and Toast to the Flag

10:15 AM  Special Presentations

10:30 AM  Music by Proud Country Continues

10:30 AM  Children’s Parade

11:00 AM  Silent Auction Closes

Come join us for an enjoyable and entertaining Independence Day celebration.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Antiques Sideshow a Success

On Saturday, May 19, 2012, the Brazos Heritage Society hosted the 2012 Antiques Sideshow – the Brazos Valley’s version of the Antiques Roadshow – in the library of Fannin Elementary School, located at Baker Street and 29th Street in Bryan.  

Between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM experts reviewed items in the following categories: vintage jewelry, china and glassware, dolls and toys, linens and quilts, books, and political ephemera. 

This program was under the direction of Events Coordinator Fran Lamb; Society members assisting in the delivery of this successful event included Nat Hilliard, Sheila Fields, Beverly Myers, Homer Myers, Randy Hilliard, Stephanie Hilliard, and Kyle Kovel.

Reviewers included Reggie Yannuzzi with English Surrey Antiques and Interiors, Wanda Comer of Vintage Jewelry, Marceil Geiser and Eulela Swinton with Brazos Valley Stitchers, and Christi Hendrix of Carousel Books.

According to Nat Hilliard, Society President, “over 40 people show up with 55 items to be reviewed.”

The Smilebox below contains photographs taken during this event.  These photographs were taken by Beverly Myers and Randy Hilliard.

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Where in Brazos County? May Contest Winner

On May 19, 2012, the Brazos Heritage Society posted its third monthly photo contest on Heritage Brazos, where readers of this electronic newsletter were asked to identify a building and its location in Brazos County.  

The announcement for this particular contest may be viewed at the following link:

The winner of the May 2012 “Where in Brazos County?” photo contest is Warren Hohertz, who successfully identified the building appearing in the photograph as the Zion Church of Kurten, located at 977 North FM 2038.  This is the second time Warren has won this contest. 

Additional information about the history of this church may be found at:

Congratulations, Warren.  Arrangements will be made for you to accept your prize.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Reminder: Exploring History Lunch Lectures

The College Station Historic Preservation Committee and the Senior Advisory Committee have developed an outstanding Exploring History Lunch Lectures Series for 2012.  Please join them on June 20, 2012, at the College Station Conference Center as they present:

Reliving Texas History: Muskets, Cannons & Knives
Featuring Dr. Lou Hodges, Associate Professor, Department of Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Sciences, Texas A&M University

The luncheon is $5.00 per person and begins at 11:30 AM in the College Station Conference Center located at 1300 George Bush Drive.  There is a shuttle on which you can reserve a spot that will leave from the Southwood Community Center, located at 1520 Rock Prairie Road, at 11:00 AM.

Reservations are required and must be made by the Monday before each lecture with Kelly Kelbly at or by calling 979-764-6351.