The Brazoria County Historical Museumís primary purpose is to act as the Historical Resource Center for Brazoria County. The Museum is a repository for material focusing on the history of Texas. The primary focus is collecting, organizing and preserving information relating to the events, people, and places in Brazoria County and to assist researchers in locating this material.
The Museum collects and accessions items that document the history of Brazoria County; as prescribed in the Museumís Mission Statement. Items include government records, artifacts, books, publications, maps, photographs, oral history tapes, newspapers, videotapes, microfilm, artwork, and the archives of individuals, families, businesses, institutions and other organizations. Items are usually unique and document a significant body of knowledge about the areaís history.
Certain collections or papers may transcend Brazoria Countyís geographical boundary, but are related in a significant way to the areaís history. The one exception is published material. The Adriance Research Center Library accessions books relating to Brazoria County and Texas History and books written by Brazoria County authors. Photographs, oral history tapes, family biographies, microfilm of newspapers and records, and material for the information files on a variety of Brazoria County topics are sought as well. Collecting current information on people and events in the county for use by future researchers is also a priority.
The Museum continues to seek additional materials and welcomes donations.