7th grade students from Brenham ISD were in the downtown area for Local History Day today (Wednesday). The Texas History students took part in a number of activities designed to understand the rich history of this area. The students participated in a scavenger hunt, worked on chalk mural art in Alamo Alley, and wrote a letter from the perspective of an early settler. They also heard stories from local artist and poet Lloyd Mays about growing up in Brenham during segregation. The day culminated with a re-enactment of a famous shootout in downtown Brenham. A portion of Baylor Street was closed off for the Brenham Bandits group who performed the shootout.
Local History Day was originally scheduled for February 28th, but had to be rescheduled due to the weather. Brenham ISD arranges Local History Day each spring as part of the 7th grade students Texas history education. Next Thursday the 4th grade students from Brenham will be in downtown for their Local History Day. Those activities are arranged by the City of Brenham.