Feeling Like a Visitor: Brazos Valley African American Museum

Experience Bryan College Station

IMG_8448 Brazos Valley African-American Museum | 500 E. Pruitt St., Bryan, Texas 77803

Bryan College Station possesses years and years of engaging history and in the midst of all the town’s history lies the Brazos Valley African American Museum. Located in Bryan, Texas, co-founders Willie and Mell Pruitt spent years gathering information on African-Americans that lived in the Brazos Valley and eventually their small collection of artifacts grew into something much larger.

Built on the site of one of the original African-American schools in the Brazos Valley, the museum was an idea formed by retired educator and co-founder, Mrs. Mell Pruitt. Mrs. Pruitt quickly realized that while living in Bryan, she could not find any history on African-Americans in the community. It was then that she, with the support and help from her husband, decided to start digging into the history of the African-American community so that she could bring light…

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