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Bastrop County Historical Society

Joined in May 2021

About Us

The Bastrop Ladies Reading Circle founded the Bastrop County Historical Society (BCHS) in 1952. For more than 60 years, BCHS operated a small rural county museum in the rapidly growing community of Bastrop, Texas. Since then, BCHS has amassed a unique collection of materials, documents and artifacts dating from before the County’s founding in 1836, including some from pre-historic times.

The Society has a collection of approximately 7,000 artifacts and books and about 14,000 documents, photographs and exhibits – in most cases contributed by members of the community. Collections are preserved and much is exhibited.  The museum has two permanent galleries and one gallery for rotating exhibits.

As a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, the Museum and Visitor is funded through an annual Historic Homes Tour and Gala, business and personal memberships, donations and Hotel Occupancy Tax funding from the City of Bastrop.

The Bastrop Ladies Reading Circle founded the Bastrop County Historical Society (BCHS) in 1952. For more than 60 years, BCHS operated a small rural county museum in the rapidly growing community of Bastrop, Texas. Since then, BCHS has amassed a…

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  • Arts & Music
  • Education
  • Research & Social Science

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