Special events and free admission available to the public for International Museum Day May 21

Both the Brown County Museum of History and the Lehnis Railroad Museum will participate in “International Museum Day”, an annual event that highlights the important role museums play in our society.

This year’s international theme is “Cultural Landscapes”, and will be celebrated around the world at over 30,000 museums in 120 countries. Saturday, May 21 will see both local museums presenting learning programs and children’s activities, with both admission and activities free of charge.

The Museum of History will be highlighting the Native American culture of our area, with a collection of arrowheads in the Native American gallery. Tully Hair, local historian, will display a collection of Native American artifacts. In addition, Del Barnett, an Archeology Steward of Texas, will be giving information on the first native people of our area. The Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with Mr. Barnett speaking at 1:30 p.m. He welcomes the public to bring arrowpoints for identification. Free admission.

The Lehnis Railroad Museum will be displaying artifacts and telling the story of the Chinese who helped build the railroad through our area and across America.

Crafts for children, and educational information for all ages will be offered about the life of the Chinese in the American west, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission.

The theme being celebrated around the globe, “Cultural Landscapes”, was chosen by the International Council of Museums to emphasize how museums everywhere preserve important cultural information while they preserve artifacts.

The Museum of History is located at 209 N. Broadway (near the Courthouse). For more information call the museum at 325-641-1926 or email wandaf@browncountymuseum.org. More details on Facebook or the website browncountymuseum.org.

The Lehnis Railroad Museum is located at 700 E. Adams, (adjacent to the new Fire Station #1). For more information call the museum at 325-643-6376, email bnorris@brownwoodtexas.gov or check the museum’s Facebook page or webpage at brownwoodtexas.gov.