Photos of Our Community
Now for Some Historical Background
Did you know that Baytown was once the capitol of Texas? Well, it was. During our War for Independence from Sant'Anna, we had to keep our leaders safe and the best way to do that was to house them on a boat out in the middle of Burnet Bay. That way there would not be a surprise attack. But also, we were home to the Karankawas, the Spaniards, the tejanos and the newly arrived Anglos from the fledgling United States just to the east of the Sabine River.
The first offshore rig was drilled right here in Baytown, giving rise to the Hughes Tool fortune for the drill bit that made it possible.
We are a close knit community and enjoy the good times, knowing that we'll be there for each other in the bad.
The Art League of Baytown as a Community Volunteer
The Art Center of Baytown is the home of the Art League of Baytown. Initially the F.W. Woolworth Building, built in 1924, it recently underwent renovation and is currently an active gallery and school for art lessons and workshops for both adults and children. Call for more information on becoming a member of the art league or if you just want to take a class or register your child for one.