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Brenham’s Hot Nights Cool Tunes July 2017

May 29th, 2017 by Susan Lopez

Brenham's Hot Nights Cool Tunes July 2017
Brenham’s Hot Nights Cool Tunes July 2017 will be a hit again this year.  What a great band line up in store for you.  As the sun goes down the breezes begin to pick up in Brenham.  People will begin to congregate in the historic downtown. The streets around the Courthouse Square are closed off to traffic.  This allows room for the concert and car show to take place.  There are places to dine downtown as well as food and drinks that can be purchased for outdoor eating.  Bring your lawn chairs and your friends because it is a FREE concert series!  Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. each Saturday evening in July.  Those Hot Nights Cool Tunes concert series dates are July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017.

This year Brenham’s Hot Nights Cool Tunes July 2017 concert series will present:

  • Texas Unlimited Band on July 8th.  They can play country, 80’s music, current hits, and old school rock ‘n roll.  Check them out at texasunlimitedband.com.
  • The Fab 5 on July 15th.  This is a fantastic group for all of you Beatles fans!  They are the next best thing to seeing the Beatles.  Come out and relive the 60″s!  Check out this band thefab5.net.
  • The Brown Sugar Band on July 22nd.  you will hear awesome old school, Rand B, Neosoul and contemporary music.  This group has a lot of fun performing and you will have fun too!  Check out this band at brownsugarband.net.
  • Suede on July 29th is always a huge favorite!  Coming out of Austin, Texas this is an explosive, electrifying, energizing, and outrageously fun band to play for Hot Nights Cool Tunes.  Check this band out at suedeaustin.com.

Don’t forget for all of your car enthusiasts there is always a car show too!  Classic Car Cruise-IN by the Stray Katz Car Club will be there with all of your favorite old cars.  Make sure you walk down Alamo Street to check out all of the vintage cars that have been made beautiful again.  There is no charge for the car club display.

Brenham's Hot Nights cool Tunes July 2017

 

 

Coming Fall Washington County Events

September 9th, 2016 by Susan Lopez

Coming Fall Washington County Events for 2016 are very exciting.  This season is full of things to do in Brenham and the surrounding areas.  First we start off with this years Round Top Antique Festival.  Great for all of the treasure seekers and antique lovers.  Many do not know this but starting September 16-17 all of the vendors will be set up and open for business.  If you want to miss the crowds come on out then.  The show goes through six towns and is about 20 miles long.  The big shows like Marburger Farm and Big Red Barn open the last five days which ends the first weekend in October.  This show is big so be sure to bring your walking shoes, hats, and sunglasses.

Coming Fall Washington County Events for Unity Theatre begins with their first show Blythe Spirit on September 22, 2016.  This show runs until October 9, 2016.  Shows are scheduled on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 4:00 p.m.  Check Unity Theatre for this seasons’ great line up of shows and schedule.

Up Coming Fall Events

Scarecrow Festival

Coming Fall Washington County Events also include the Scarecrow Festival on October 8-9, 2016.  This is an outside festival in Chappell Hill, Texas.  The festival begins on Saturday at 9 a.m.-6 p.m.  There will be over 400 Arts and Craft vendors along with food vendors and live music.  Parking is $5.00 and it is free admission to the festival.  This will be fun for the whole family.  This festival is a fundraiser for the Chappell Hill Historical Society.  Come on out and enjoy a good time!

Coming Fall Washington County Events will include a full weekend October 14-16, 2016, of Texas Arts and Music Festival.  Three stage with bands and art displays, artists mural painting, Brew Step, Movie at The Barnhill Center at the Simon Theatre, and live music at Home Sweet Farm in the Biergarten.  Check times for events at Texas Arts Festival and Music, Home Sweet Farm, Downtown Brenham, and The Barnhill Center.

 

 

Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre

May 2nd, 2016 by Susan Lopez

Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre

The Simon Theatre Comes Alive!

Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre is one of Brenham’s most recent renovations for its’ downtown.  All by donations this beautiful historic theatre has been brought back to life with all original architecture and design.Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre is located at 111 W. Main Street, Brenham, Texas.  It is now ready for wedding receptions, and the old vaudeville theatre is ready to present to you a series of old movies and concerts.  These old movies will be presented on the hugh screen in a glorious setting.  Ticket cost is $10.00. plus handling fee and tax.  Go online www.TheBarnhillCenter.com for more information.

Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre Matinee May Begins with “Red River”.  This will be the first John Wayne movie since the restoration of the Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre.  It will show on Sunday, May 1 at 4:00 p.m.  Doors open at 3:00pm

Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre

Red River May 1, 2016

“The Sound Of Music” will show at Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre on Sunday, May 8 at 4:00 pm  The Rodgers and Hammerstein score includes “Climb Every Mountain”, “Do-Re-Me”, and “My Favorite Things”.  Base on a true story, this all-time great moneymaker and winner of 5 Academy Awards  has been acclaimed an American classic.  What a great Mother’s Day gift for the whole family!  Make sure to buy mom some popcorn and her favorite drink!

Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre

Mother’s Day Show at the Barnhill Center

Friday, May 13, at 7:00 pm Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theratre presents “Pretty Woman”.  A 1990 American romantic comedy film staring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.  It is one everyone wants to see again and again.

Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre

Pretty Woman

“Citizen Kane” will show on May 15, as the Matinee May continues at Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre. This show is about a reporter who is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane’s (Orson Wells) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the facinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obsurity to staggering heights.

Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre

Citizen Kane starring and directed by Orson Wells

 

Sunday May 22, at 4:00pm Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre will presents “Wizzard of Oz”.  You will again see Dorothy, and her dog Toto as they are whisked off into the magical land of Oz.  Here they will meet the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion on their adventure down yellow brick road.

Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre will have a grand fanally for May presenting Ray Willie Hubbard on Friday May 27.  Concert will begin at 8:00 pm  Ticket price for this event will be $25.00, handling and sales tax.  Doors open at 6:00 pm and there will be a Q&A before the concert at 7:00pm

Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre

Ray Wylie Hubbard Concert

 

 

 

Starting 2016 Back Lot Gallery Presents

January 9th, 2016 by Susan Lopez

Starting 2016 Back Lot Gallery presents

Exciting things are happening at the Back Lot Gallery!

Starting 2016 Back Lot Gallery presents a great line up of artists and their works of art.  This little gallery is a hidden gem located at 308 S.Park Street, Brenham, Texas.  It is right behind the Ant Street Inn.  Gallery Hours are Fridays:  12- 7:00 p.m., Saturdays:  12- 7:00 p.m, and Sundays:  11- 4:00 p.m.  Monday through Thursdays by appointment only.  

Starting 2016 Back Lot Gallery presents a three artist show, “Cousins:  western, watercolors, and words”.  This show begins January 8 and runs through February 28, 2016.  Don’t forget you can buy your one of a kind piece of art for your Valentine Sweetheart!  Each of these cousins are accomplished artists with different styles but familiar passions.

Showing again and back by popular demand is Joyce McCowen who opened for the Back Lot Gallery last year.  She returns this year for two shows, in 2016.  Joyce is the third cousin in the Cousin’s Show and will be staying in March through April for her solo show, “Follow a line of Thought”.  In addition, Joyce will be the artist in residence for the month of March!  She will also be available for speaking engagements during her stay!

Starting 2016 Back Lot Gallery presents a celebration of Brenham’s History in May and June with local artist Lloyd Mays.  To celebrate Brenham’s history Lloyd Mays will be showcasing  his recount of the good old days of Brenham.  Lloyd’s paintings and poetry tell a wonderful story of childhood days and coming of age.

For more information follow the Back Lot Gallery at www.facebook.com/backlotgallery  or call the Ant Street Inn at 979 836-7393.  There is always something to do in Brenham, Texas.  Brenham is tucked away between Houston and Austin in the soft rolling hills of central Texas.  Add this to your itinerary when traveling through central Texas.  Stay at the Brenham House Bed and Breakfast or Ant Street Inn for a great stay!

Coming October Fall 2015

October 5th, 2015 by Susan Lopez

Coming October Fall 2016

Brenham House in October

Coming October Fall 2015 is a great line up in Washington County, Texas.  With the cooler weather comes the Scarecrow Festival in Chappell Hill, Texas.  It is held October 10-11, 2015.  This is their 38th Scarecrow Festival which is presented by the Chappell Hill Historical Society.  There will be 400 Arts and Craft vendors as well as music and food vendors.  There are children’s activities and great musical entertainment.  Parking is available for $5.00 and the festival entrance is free.  The hours for the coming October Fall 2015 Scarecrow Festival are 9:00 am-6:00 pm on Saturday and 10:00 am- 5:00 pm on Sunday.

Coming October Fall 2015 will also be Brenham’s Brew-Step.  October 17, 2015 will be Brenham’s wonderful Brew-Step.  The Brew-Step will begin at 3:00pm and last until 7:00p.m.  You will sample the brews with a keepsake pilsner glass you can purchase for $30.00 if purchased before October 1st and $35.00 after that while supplies last. With you glass you will receive a map of sampling locations located through out Brenham’s historic downtown.  Maps are available at the courthouse gazebo.  Come enjoy the charm of an historical Texas town and sample a variety of crafted brews from across Texas and beyond.  Check the website for an updated list of 2015 participating breweries and for tickets go to Downtown Brenham.com/BrewStep

Coming october Fall 2015

Come enjoy historic downtonw Brenham’s Brew-Step

Also enjoy Coming October Fall 2016 will be the Downtown Brenham Art Walk.  It will be October 17, 2015 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm  You will be able to see great art work and purchase as well.  It is a free event in downtown Brenham.  Make your plans now to come on over to Washington County for all of its great activities!

Coming October Fall 2016

Downtown Art Gallery in Brenham, Texas

Fall Round Top Antique Festival

August 29th, 2014 by Susan Lopez

Exciting news for this years’ fall Round Top Antique Festival.  There will be 3 trolleys for both of the big weekends.  The trolleys will run a continuous loop during the high traffic days of the show

Fall Round Top Festival

Fall Round Top Festival Trolley

You will be able to park and ride the trolley to get around.  After your stay and you have made many purchases you can then take your car and pick up your items.  That is the strategy most of our guests use.  Ask your innkeeper for a map and times the trolleys will run.

Fall Round Top Antique Festival

Trolley Map

This Fall Round Top Antique Festival covers six towns and is the largest antique show, in the United States.  Shopping begins September 21st and runs until October 5th, 2014.  All of the Brenham locals get out early to shop.  As soon as they see vendors setting up they are out shopping!  This way you miss the large crowds.  There is a lot of advertising for the last weekend, because that is when the Big Red Barn and Maurburger’s  Show opens.  These are great places to shop, but if you have other favorite places to shop you can go early and miss the large crowds.

Don’t forget to bring your walking shoes, comfortable clothes, phones with cameras, sunglasses, hat, snacks and bottle water.  After shopping all day you can come back to Brenham for dinner and get away from the crowds.  Brenham has great restaurants downtown.  Brenham’s downtown has Brenham Grill, BT Longhorn Saloon, Volare Italian Restaurant, Yumm, and  Smitty’s.  Also on Highway 290 Brenham has Chilies, Applebys, Los Cabos, Whataburger, Starbucks, Mc Donalds, and Dickies BBQ.

Plan to stay three to four days.  There is so much to see from high end English and French antiques to china, silver, yard art collections and crafts.  Grab your friends and make your plans now to get out for this year’s fall Round Top Antique Festival!  Then get ready to do it all over again in the Spring!

Thanksgiving Day at Brenham House

October 8th, 2013 by Susan Lopez

Thanksgiving Day at Brenham House is always a fun day.  This year Thanksgiving Day is November 21, 2013.  If you book two consecutive nights, at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast, and it overlaps Thanksgiving Day we will provide you with a complimentary Thanksgiving meal, at 5:30 p.m.  It is a traditional turkey dinner with dressing, brandied cranberries, vegetables, bread, and a dessert and tea, coffee and water.

Thanksgiving Day at Brenham House

Here is how the Thanksgiving Day at Brenham House will go.  After resting the night before you will awaken to a full southern breakfast, at 9:00 a.m.  It will be served to you as you enjoy the morning conversation, with other guests.  Some Thanksgivings we have had families take the entire house for the holiday.  We have 5 rooms in our bed and breakfast and can accommodate 11-12 people.  This way you can enjoy Thanksgiving with out cooking and all of the dishes!  If you and a friend don’t want to cook yourselves, just book your room and we will do the work so you can enjoy the holiday together!

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2013 New Year’s Eve Bash

October 1st, 2013 by Susan Lopez

2013 New Year's Eve Bash

Stay with us and party!

Looking for a 2013 New Year’s Eve Bash?  Brenham, Texas is the place to be.  Stay with us at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast and bring in the New Year, at the Ant Street Inn.  Tickets are $200.00 plus tax, for two.  Just let us know when you book your room at Brenham House and we will have your tickets waiting, when you arrive.  If you like you may also add this package when you book with us online, by enhancing your stay.  Arrive Tuesday, December 31, 2013, in Brenham, and you may check in at Brenham House any time after 3:00 p.m.  Get settled in your room and have time to relax and freshen up before the party starts.

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Toubin Park, Downtown Brenham

July 30th, 2013 by Susan Lopez

Toubin Park, downtown Brenham, Texas is a lovely pocket park.  Alleyways in the downtown have been turned into small parks, for you to enjoy.  As a tourist you can walk through the parks, sit down and rest, or use your computers or smart phones, with the city’s free wireless internet!  Toubin Park, downtown Brenham is located at 208 South Park Street, Brenham, Texas.  This park beautifully landscaped tells the early history of Brenham, Texas.  There you will see a State Archeological Landmark.  A large historic cistern was unearthed and put on display.  Large cisterns like the one displayed at Toubin Park, were built in the late 1800’s.  They were use to collect rain water and enable the towns people to put out fires, in downtown Brenham.  The cisterns ran under Brenham streets.  This just shows how progressive Brenham, Texas was for it’s time.  There are no other Texas cities known to have installed public cisterns or provide public services so early.

Toubin Park is a pocket park

Water cisterns were used to collect rain water in order to have to fight fires in the downtown area.

Beautiful Toubin Park in Brenham, Texas

Here you can read the history of Brenham, Texas.

Enjoy the wild west story of why the cisterns were built.  It is the tale of an early railroad, a rough boom town, and the colorful characters who shaped Washington County’s history.  The land was donated by Leon and Mimi Toubin to create Toubin Park, downtown Brenham.  This park allows people to walk through the park and learn about the burning of Brenham in 1866 and the large gun fight that led to the fire.  Learn how the Brenham citizens banded together to protect themselves and their properties from the oppressive Union Troops during Reconstruction.

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Creamy Butter Cake

July 15th, 2013 by Susan Lopez

I know you have seen this recipe it has been around for a very long time.  I have seen it in old church cookbooks and even recently in a Paula Deen cookbook.  There are also many ways to tweak this recipe to come up with different flavors.  We serve it for breakfast dusted lightly with powdered sugar or top it with fresh fruit.   Brenham House guests always enjoy it as their dessert portion of the breakfast.  Then I get the request for this recipe!

Brenham House Butter Cake

Creamy Butter Cake

cake part

  • 1 18.25 oz. box yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick of butter, melted

filling

Have You Ever Been To The Antique Rose Emporium?

July 15th, 2013 by Susan Lopez

The Antique Rose Emporium is located at 9300 Lueckemeyer Road, in Brenham, Texas.  It is not far from Brenham House and it is a delightful treat for everyone who love plants and gardening.  Built on an early settler’s homestead, this nationally renowned 8 acre garden features hundreds of romantic antique roses, herbs, wildflowers, old-fashioned perennials, and native plants that are so beautiful to admire.  Each site contains herb gardens, cottage gardens, and many perennial borders.

Front of Brenham House

Brenham House Antique Roses

Antique Rose Emporium has wonderful walking paths among all of the beautiful plants. So purchase something to take home, that you will enjoy for years.  It is interesting how magical plants can be when added to your yard.  There is also a large selection of garden accessories and gifts, in the gift shop.

Antique Rose Emporium host events and have seasonal demonstrations.  The workers are very knowledgable and can help you with any garden questions you might have or information on bugs that might bother you.  It is a great place to bring your cameras and take pictures because the backdrop is so spectacular!  They also allow weddings at Antique Rose Emporium and I can’t think of a more beautiful place to have a wedding.

Monday-Sunday, 9 am-6 pm

Sunday, 11 am-5:30 pm

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Welcome to Our New Website!

July 11th, 2013 by Susan Lopez

brenham_screenWe are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website!  Not only is it a major upgrade in the looks department, it also allows Brenham House to better provide up to date information about our bed and breakfast inn and our location in Brenham, Texas.

As you peruse our new site, you’ll notice a lot has changed.  We’ve added a lot of gorgeous photos to let you get a taste for what it’s like to stay at Brenham House to hold you over until your visit!  (Speaking of taste, check out what we’re making you for breakfast!)

We’ve even made it easier for you to select which of our five lodging choices is best for you. Take a gander at our lodging page and pick your favorite room, where your choices range from the aptly named Glorious Morning Suite, to the comfy, cozy Robin’s Nest Room.

Not sure what to do while you’re here in Brenham, besides relax in our leisurely bed and breakfast? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite hotspots and activities for you!

Another new feature of our new website is the integration of our blog. This allows us to serve up piping hot, oven fresh Brenham House news to our customers, as well as information about upcoming festivals, antique shows, restaurants, and anything else that could make your stay more enjoyable. Also, we are in the process of importing our existing blog content, so it won’t be lost! All of our past blog posts will soon be available right here, so even if you missed out on a few posts, check back soon!

Thanks for reading, and we will see you on our doorstep at Brenham House!

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