Brazos Trail Region

About the Texas Brazos Trail Region

Executive Director

Board Chair

Dr. Marsha Hendrix has managed historic sites for the state of Texas for almost 20 years. Currently she is the Site Manager for Kreische Brewery and Monument Hill State Historic Sites.
Erin Shields has spent the last 14 years enhancing learning opportunities at museums, originally in Education Departments, and now in Administration. She shares with museum guests her passion for untold stories and the sticky questions that make history interesting.
Veronica is the President of the Elgin Chamber of Commerce. She uses her strong background in business to bring focused education and quality events to her hometown of Elgin. Last year she founded SHE: Women in Business through her chamber and has made it her mission to build the women around her. Veronica currently serves as a 2024 Mentor and on the BizWoman Leadership Council for Austin Business Journal.
Sharon Whitaker serves as the editorial manager for the Texas Heritage Trails, LLC. Currently, she holds the position of Chair for Round Rock Historic Preservation Commission and serves as Administrator for Preservation Georgetown. With 15 years of experience in historic preservation and education, Sharon is deeply passionate about preserving cultural heritage. Originally from Amarillo, Texas, she brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to her work in promoting and protecting our shared history.

Bosque Museum

Since 1954, the award-winning Bosque Museum has been a “must see” ever-evolving cultural history location housing artifacts and resources representing every stage of the county’s historic and prehistoric past. Since 2020, the…

Cameron Park Zoo

Cameron Park Zoo offers a one-of-a-kind experience for children of all ages. Lush grasses, ponds, waterfalls, and natural shelters create a beautiful setting for animals from around the world. Ring-tailed, red-ruffed, and…

Gault Site

CARVED IN STONE The Gault Site is a gem of Texas history! Investigations at the Gault site have helped establish that people were in the Americas as early as 20,000 years ago…

Camp Hearne WWII Historic Site and Exhibit

HOME TO FIVE THOUSAND PRISONERS OF WAR During the Second World War, the United States established prisoner of war camps throughout the country including seventy camps in Texas, housing approximately 50,000 captured…

Shady Villa Hotel & Stagecoach Restaurant

Originally constructed in 1860s as Shady Villa, a small inn offering overnight respite to 19th century travelers, then changed to the Stagecoach Inn, and back again to Shady Villa, this hotel has…