Brownsville Historical Association

These films come to the Texas Archive of the Moving Image through a partnership with the Brownsville Historical Association (BHA). BHA is dedicated to serving the Brownsville community and creating opportunities for every resident to learn about, participate with, and come to an appreciation of the connection between local history and cultural art.  BHA is able to serve the community through its various museums that cover nearly every aspect of Brownsville and the Rio Grande Valley's history and culture. 

The mission of the Brownsville Historical Association is to preserve, educate, and promote the history, heritage, and cultural arts of Brownsville, Texas and its environs through exhibitions, educational programs, publications, cultural events, and archival collections. The vision of BHA is to improve the quality of life for all residents of Brownsville, Texas and its environs by providing life-long learning experiences about the history, cultural arts, and heritage of the region, and to continue to attract tourism to the heart of Historic Downtown Brownsville.

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The Lure of the Rio Grande Valley (1927)
Promotional film from 1927 urging landseekers in Chicago to come to the Rio Grande Valley
The History of the Southern District of Texas - The Brownsville Division (2002)
History of the Southern District of Texas, one of four U.S. Federal District Courts in the state, of whic...
President-elect Warren G. Harding in Brownsville (1920)
Rare footage of President-elect Warren G. Harding’s visit to Brownsville in November 1920, including an a...
Out ‘N About with Jimmy and George - The Battle of Palo Alto
Educational film narrated by Jimmy Medellin and George Vasquez presenting the Battle of Palo Alto
Out ‘N About with Jimmy and George - Brownsville's Old City Cemetery
Part of a series of educational films about various aspects of Brownsville history and modern life, narra...
Out 'N About with Jimmy Medellin - The Brownsville Police Department
Educational film narrated by Jimmy Medellin and George Vasquez presenting the many facets of the Brownsvi...
Out 'N About with Jimmy Medellin - Deep Sea Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico
Part of a series of educational films about various aspects of Brownsville history and modern life, narra...
Out 'N About with Jimmy Medellin - Confederate Air Force Base
Educational film narrated by Jimmy Medellin and George Vasquez presenting the Confederate Air Force Base ...
Charro Days (1956)
Newsreel chronicling the 1956 Charro Days Fiesta in Brownsville, including the Danza de los Voladores
Brownsville from 1846... (1996)
Film depicting the history of Brownsville since 1846, from the Mexican American War to the city’s foundin...