The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Early Chamber of Commerce held a joint ribbon cutting on Tuesday, August 29th for The Brown County Museum of History in Brownwood.

The ribbon cutting commemorated the Brown County Museum of History building dedication in honor of the Robert H. and Mary S. Blake family and the ‘kick off’ of the great things happening at the Museum. The Museum’s new front exterior displays six people from different eras in Brown County History: Sheriff Charles Bell, Frontier Sheriff tragically killed in the line of duty; Dr. Mollie Armstrong, the First Woman Optometrist in the State of Texas; H.O. Kelly, local artist who became famous in New York and across America; Colonel Jack Bradley, a hero and decorated fighter pilot ace in WWII; Katherine Anne Porter, Pulitzer prize-winning novelist; and Quanah Parker, the last great Chief of the Comanche. To learn more about their life stories, visit the Brown County Museum of History.

Pictured are employees and Board members of the Museum, Mrs. Sue Blake and family, and the Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce Ambassadors.