150 Years…
and Counting

As the City of Bryan celebrates its 150th anniversary of official incorporation, we’ve gone all out to try to share the story of Bryan in a new and innovative way. Take a digital journey with us as we explore the different eras of Bryan’s history and discover why the name
Bryan, Texas, means so much to so many.


Three African American children selling watermelons in Downtown Bryan.

PICTURES: It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and we couldn’t agree more. We’ve asked Bryan residents to send us their historic photographs and tell us the stories behind them. It’s yet another way that we’re able to connect with our past.

John M. Caldwell business card.

THINGS: One person’s junk may be another person’s treasure. We’ve asked Bryan residents to share their old “stuff” with us. Antique and vintage items do more than just look cool. They tell stories about daily life and have special meaning to individuals.

Little girl sitting on a car waving a tiny american flag. circa 1910-1925.

VOICES: There’s nothing like getting the information straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak. We’ve asked Bryan residents and local historians to share memories with us to give us insight into what life was like in Bryan during different time periods.