History will come to life this weekend at the Star of the Republic Museum at Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site.

Saturday night the Star of the Republic Museum will host its own version of “Night at the Museum”.  From 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, families can enjoy a wagon ride, tavern tales from Old Washington, and a museum tour in which historical characters come to life.  Lisa Berg, Curator of Education, says “This is an opportunity for people to come out and be introduced to the museum in a different way that really brings history to life.  Visitors enjoy touring the museum by flashlight for a unique twist.”

A ten minute wagon ride will take visitors around Barrington Farm, founded by Dr. Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas.  Tours of the Star of the Republic Museum will begin at 7 p.m. when the museum lights are turned down and the exhibits come to life with live characters telling the story of the Texas Republic.  Among the characters will be a riverboat captain, French sailor, Texas Ranger, a doctor with a patient, and a preacher with a barkeeper.  At 7:45, guests will be taken to a nearby tavern where four old Washington County residents share tales from their lives.

Admission to “Night at the Star of the Republic Museum” is $8 for adults and $5 for students.  Children ages six and under are free.  Anyone with a current Blinn ID also receives free admission, and visitors are encouraged to bring flashlights for the tour.  The museum is located off Highway 105 between Brenham and Navasota on FM 1155 at Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site.  For more information, see their website at

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