The Columbia Historical Museum was established to bring better understanding and appreciation of the rich history of West and East Columbia with an emphasis on the families that helped settle and develop this part of Texas. The museum showcases the five areas of commerce important to West Columbia’s early days: the Brazos River with cargo and passenger boats; farming of cotton, cane and rice; ranching; and oil. Displays would reflect the tools, the toys, the weapons, as well as activities and clothes and items such as beautiful dishes and other items necessary for life. The museum also honors our military, fire departments, doctors, and events important to our area.
The Columbia Rosenwald School is also managed by the museum.