Welcome to the Chappell Hill Historical Society!

Founded in 1847 by Mary Hargrove Haller, Chappell Hill offers a history rich in culture, higher education, sandbars and stern-wheelers, cotton, the War-Between-the-States, and Polish immigration. Chappell Hill Historical Society is proud to host exciting events including the ever-popular Official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas on Saturday and Sunday, April 14, and 15, 2018.

Use the quick links below to learn more about CHHS. Or better yet, make the drive and see for yourself!


Into the Raging Storm: Texas and Washington County in the Great War

May 12-Nov 14, 2018

Experience the story of the fighting men and women of Washington County, who left Central Texas for the war-torn trenches and battlefields of France. They stood up to gas, artillery, disease, and even bad food… and returned to Texas to tell the tale. The Brenham Heritage Museum and the Chappell Hill Historical Society Museum have partnered to bring this multi-media and interactive experience to Texans young and old.

Chappell Hill Historical Society Museum

9220 Poplar St   Chappell Hill, Tx 77426



Adventure 290!

Embark on an adventure as you drive along Highway 290 between Houston and Austin.

#Adventure290 has been created to help you discover interesting, historic gems and reward you with a prize! Learn more or

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Providence Baptist Church

CHHS Historical Sites

Scarecrow Festival

How to find CHHS

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