The Fort Bend County Museum

More than 100 years of Texas History



Experience the presence of Texas past

At the Fort Bend Museum, journey through time and experience life on the Brazos River and the Fort Bend story through exhibit galleries, historic home museums and walking tours of historic Richmond. The Texas Historical Commission has proclaimed the Fort Bend Museum "one of Texas' best local history showcases." We are located at 500 Houston Street in downtown Richmond Texas. For more information about hours and admission click here.


Our annual fundraising gala, the Lone Star Stomp, is returning to George Ranch Historical Park's indoor arena on Saturday April 12. The evening will feature a Texas-sized dinner from Swinging Door, live music by the Josh Fuller Band, dancing, boot shiners, cigar rollers, craft beer tastings, a photo booth, live, silent, and Silver Star auctions. Guests can also purchase wine by the bottle from the "Berry Best" winery booth, named for this year's emcee, Michael Berry, renowned talk radio personality of KTRK News Radio. Individual tickets, table reservations, and sponsorship opportunities are available for purchase online. Sign up to be a sponsor by 4/4/14 and receive recognition in the event program! Call (281) 342-1256 to learn more about underwriting.

Sponsors contributing $1,500 or more to Lone Star Stomp XXV will receive tickets to the pre-Stomp Sponsor Party, where they will meet Michael Berry and the Josh Fuller Band!

Click here for more information on how to get involved.

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2014 Summer History Weeks: July 15-18 and August 12-15

Girls on old stilts having fun at Summer History Week at the Fort Museum in Richmond Texas

Each day will consist of a morning activity (9 a.m. - noon) and an afternoon activity (1 p.m. - 4 p.m.) This program fills up quick, so be sure to sign up early!

Children ages 8-12 years old are invited to time travel with us in Summer History Programs including Frontier Survival, The Runaway Scrape, Life in the 1860s, 1890s and 1940s, Hometown History walking tour and more! Parent attendance is required for children under 8 years old. Please pack a lunch for all-day attendees!

The cost is $8 per activity or $64 per week for non-members, and Museum Members can enjoy a discounted price of $6 per activity or $48 per week. For more information, contact Jessica Avery, Educational Coordinator at (281) 342-6478 or email
education@fortbendmuseum.org

Find out more about Summer History Week.



Become Museum Volunteer!

For more information on the variety of opportunities for volunteers to learn the necessary skills for assisting with events and activities throughout the year, click here.



Junior Docent Program

High school and junior high students ages 13-18 are invited to become more involved in local history through our Junior Docent Society. To learn more about this junior service opportunity click here.



Saturday Scout Badge Workshops

Join us for a fun filled day at the museum where scouts can fulfill many of the requirements for the Cub Scout SHAC Texas Badge or the Girl Scouts' Texas History Patch. They will learn about Texas history, Native Americans, tour a historic home, read about famous Texas heroes and more! The cost is $6.00 per scout and that includes all supplies needed. Call for workshops dates (281) 342 -6478. Scouts may register with their pack/troop or on their own.

Memorial Brick Project

With the help of grants and individual donations the Fort Bend County Museum Docents raised the money to build a new bathroom facility on the Moore Home grounds. They are now taking donations for engraved bricks to be placed around the walkway to complete the project. The donations will be used for other projects that the docents are working on, such as remodeling the kitchen and storage areas.
If you would like to purchase a brick to honor a family member, friend, or another docent, please click here for more information.

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