Descendants Project Scanning Day

Jun 12 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site
1702 N. 13th Street
West Columbia, Texas  77486
979-345-4656 ext. 22


Request an appointment online using our Donor Appointment Request Form. 

To provide a safe event, appointments are required and masks are strongly encouraged. If you need assistance, please call 979-345-4656 ext. 22.

On June 19, 2020, Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site (VHP) in West Columbia received a grant from the 400 Years of African American History Commission in Washington, DC for a year-long project called The Brazoria County 1619 Descendants Project. The purpose of the project is to create a digital repository of at least 1,619 artifacts that document African American family history in Brazoria County.

On Scanning Days, community donors are asked to bring items, like, letters, business papers, school memorabilia, funeral programs, recipes, photographs and more to Varner-Hogg to be scanned, documented and returned to them on-site.

The ultimate goal of the Descendants Project is to foster stronger connections with descendant communities throughout the region and to use items in the newly created collection in educational programs and interpretive spaces at VHP and other Texas Historical Commission (THC)-operated sites for long-term public benefit.

The grant also provides funds for two internships. Additional information about the internships will be forthcoming.

For more information, please call 979-345-4656 ext. 22 or email Mark Osborne at