Shakespeare is the quintessential subject for a humanities program. Born into a culture formed by the great humanists of the Renaissance, he populated the stage with characters that embody both the glory and riddle of being human.

“Shakespeare” draws primarily from print resources at the Harry Ransom Center and production photographs of the Department of Theater and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin.

Supplementing the exhibit is information about Lake Jackson's Shakespeare-inspired events, plus additional fun facts and activities for those who are fans of The Bard. Join the masquerade by making your own Shakespeare-themed mask, and grab a selfie with the man of the hour himself! Special thanks to Brazosport Center for the Arts and Sciences and Brazosport College.


Stay tuned for exciting Shakespeare events coming up over the next few months. The exhibit will be on view through July 9.

“Shakespeare” is an exhibition produced in collaboration with the Harry Ransom Center and the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin and Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions, and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at or call 512.440.1991.


On view now through Saturday, July 9, 2022
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm

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On View Now

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10-4

Whether it’s the mechanics and engineering of small engines or simply a fun pastime that has endured over the ages, model railroading is a hobby shared by many people around the world. One such person is local resident Jeffrey Laver. Laver has lived in Lake Jackson for over 40 years and has been collecting model trains for the past 20 years. It’s a hobby he shares with the man who designed the City of Enchantment, Alden B. Dow.


Learn more about model trains and see some amazing examples of collectible models in our new pop-up exhibit "On the Same Track - Enchanted by Model Trains." The model trains on display are courtesy of Jeffrey Laver.