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May 30, 2019

Freedom Colonies Reception with The Peterson Brothers

Brooks Wilbarger Home

In June we will open a special exhibit on the Freedom Colonies of Bastrop County. To celebrate and honor all the work that has gone into creating this exhibit, we will host a reception at the Brooks Wilbarger Home on May 30th at 5:30 p.m.

This is a members-only event and will require a RSVP when invitations are sent. 

The Peterson Brothers combine youthful energy and modern influences with soul, funk, blues & jazz to a create a sound that is uniquely their own. Their live shows feature jam- band style improvisation.
Led by Glenn Jr. and Alex. The Peterson Brothers have toured throughout the United States, and had the opportunity to play with and open for the likes of Gary Clark Jr., Willie Nelson, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Buddy Guy, the late B.B. King and other musical greats. They have also played festivals throughout the U.S., including the Austin City Limits Festival, Chicago Blues Festival, Minnesota State Fair, Riverbend Festival, Texas State Fair, Ogden Roots and Blues, King Biscuit Festival, Old Settler’s Music Fest, Kerrville Folk Festival, Lancaster Blues & Roots, Allentown Blues, Brews & Barbecue, and many more.

With a standing room only weekly residency at Austin’s famed music hall, The Continental Club, the Peterson Brothers have been referred to as, “The future of Austin music” by Mark Murray of Sun Radio, and “Some of the most talented musicians I have seen come out of Austin” by Jamfeed.

● “You can’t help but smile when you watch them play” Texas Lifestyle Magazine
● “Their set was bristling with fun and infectious energy”
● “The Peterson brothers, two barely-legal sibling guitarists from Texas, played one of the funkiest, most fun headline sets the festival has seen.” The Morning Call
● “The Peterson Brothers Band just rolled into Houston and killed it with blues, funk and some good ol rock n roll....” Hanks Americana Radio
● “The Peterson Brothers delivered an amazing blues and R&B set that was part Isaac Hayes, part Stevie Ray Vaughan and part Stanley Clarke.”
● “The only thing missing from the Peterson Brothers Band is the word "amazing" at the front of the name.” - San Antonio Express-News

Mar 14, 2019

Exhibit Opening: Coal Mines

March 14, 2019

The ignite coal boom in Bastrop County lasted from 1902 to 1944. The County held the largest deposit of lignite in the State, and, by the 1920s and 1930s, ignite mining was the County's leading industry. Bastrop county lignite fueled the State capitol, the University of Texas and many central Texas colleges, federal buildings and manufacturing facilities.

Featuring the work of artist Lee Jamison the story of coal in Bastrop County comes to life in our final permanent exhibit. 

Light refreshments will be served.


We hope you will join us.

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