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BAIRD

Callahan County Pioneer Museum, basement of County Courthouse, Mon-Fri 1-5 T&P Depot Visitor Center & Transportation Museum, 100 Market, Tues-Fri 10-2, exhibits highlight transportation in Callahan Country from the Western Cattle Trail to the T&P Railroad to the Bankhead National Highway

BRADY

Heart of Texas Historical Museum, 117 North High Street 325-597-0526; Hours Fri. & Sat. 1-5, Sun. 1-4 (or by appointment); Housed in the former McCulloch County Jail and once described as one of the “finest small town museums in Texas”; free admission Heart of Texas Country Music Museum, 1701 S. Bridge Street 325-597-1895; Hours: Fri 2-4, Sat 10-4, Sun 12-5 (or by appointment); with more than 100 artists represented, the museum is a visual journey that traces the history of the entire traditional country music industry; free admission

BRECKENRIDGE

Swenson Memorial Museum and J.D. Sandefer Oil Annex, 116 West Walker, Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-2, 1800’s artifacts, Oil Annex with extensive historical collection from the Boom Town Days to present.

BRONTE

Fort Chadbourne Museum, 12 mi. north of Bronte on Hwy 277, established in 1852, Fort Chadbourne offers 1850’s era military artifacts, Indian artifacts, antique firearms, theater, and Medal of Honor tribute. Open Tues-Sat 8-5. Call 325-743-2555 for more information. Free admission – donations are greatly appreciated.

BROWNWOOD

Brown County Museum, 212 N. Broadway, 325-641-1926, open Thurs and Fri 10-2 and Sat 10-4, constructed 1902 of stone, reminiscent of a European castle, 4 stories with 3rd floor trap door used for executions, features history of Peace Officers in Brown County. The Brown County Museum Main Building features the history of Brown County, WWII and POW exhibits, Mollie Armstrong exhibit, a miniature circus and children’s area. Gordon Wood Hall of Champions, 600 E. Depot Street, 325-646-9535, open MonThurs 8-5; Fri 8-4, free admission, pays tribute to Coach Gordon Wood, the winningest high school football coach in Texas, as well as the “Hall of Champions,” a collection of athletes and coaches inducted into the prestigious “Hall of Champions” Martin & Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum, 700 E. Adams,325-643-6376, open Tues.-Sat. 10-4, admission $4 adult, $2 children (5-12), $3 seniors, featuring the private collection of Martin & Frances Lehnis, including railcars, an extensive collection of Railway China, lanterns, photographs and more 36th Division Memorial Park, 325-646-0335, open 24/7, free admission, Camp Bowie, military training center during WWII, memorial park displaying military equipment and vehicles used during WWII through Vietnam, walking trail, and the Central Texas Veterans’ memorial with a series of granite tablets honoring those that served.

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