Texas Brazos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Bryan: Brazos Valley African American Museum


The history of African Americans in Texas represents a compelling story of struggle and triumph for fellow Texans, revealing a chronology that often reflects the progress of our cultural diversity on a national scale. This story is told with particular vigor and enthusiasm at the Brazos Valley African American Museum, located in the Brazos Region community of Bryan, where an impressive collection of archives and artifacts explore the African American experience. Conceived by Bryan school teacher Mell Pruitt , the Museum has grown from Pruitt’s personal archive of African American history in the Brazos Valley to a detailed collection that encompasses both ancient and modern history, housed in a modern design built on the site of one of the first all-African American schools in the Brazos region. Today, the museum’s collection includes interesting art and artifacts from the African continent, exhibits on the Civil War and Civil Rights and a roster of artworks by contemporary African American artists.


  • 500 E. Pruitt Street
  • Bryan, Texas
  • 77803


Hours & Fees

  • Tuesday-Friday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Adults: $5, Seniors: $4, Students: $2, Age 5 and over: $2, Group of 8 or more $3