The Museum has made new traveling trunks for use by Brazoria County School Teachers. These new resources are available to any teacher in Brazoria County through their local, county library. The trunks target 3rd grade social studies and 4th grade history classes, but are interdisciplinary in scope and can reinforce many lessons. Each trunk contains the supplies, lesson plans and support material for a class to explore the economic history of Colonial Life in Texas.
Traveling Trunks Teacher Packet (PDF)
3rd Grade Immigration Game
I want to invite you to bring your class to the Brazoria County Historical Museum's Austin Town Historical Re-enactment. The annual Austin Town Field Trip Day will be held this year on November 3rd, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Brazoria County Historical Museum has developed Austin Town Field Trip Day to provide students with an enjoyable educational experience that features a fictional town set in 1832 Texas. To improve the quality of the educational experience, the number of children has been limited for Field Trip Day. As such, you will want to get your reservation forms in early to guarantee a spot for your class.
Austin Town is being moved to a new, better location at the intersection of Highway 288 and 288B. In partnership with the City of Angleton, the new facility will provide on-site parking and the promise of more advanced facilities in the future. The first in a series of reproduction log cabins is being built on the site to provide an even better immersive experience for your students.
Austin Town is a living history celebration of Mexican Texas in 1832. Students will have the opportunity to interact with interpreters demonstrating specific life skills from the early nineteenth century, as well as to meet re-enactors portraying characters from Austin's Colony who will relate what life was like during the Anglo settlement period.
Please make plans to bring your class to Austin Town this year. Thank you for your time and I look forward to seeing you at Austin Town.
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