602 Main Street
Smithville, TX 78957
PO Box 332
Smithville, TX 78957
Smithville Heritage Society Museum in Smithville, TX is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
The society was organized in 1975. A house built in 1908 was donated to the society so that artifacts and archives could be stored and displayed. Several years later, a metal building was built in the backyard to actually store the archives and provide office space.
Farming & ranching tools, barb wire collection - late 1800's to 1970's (small collection)
Sewing - 1910's to present (small collection)
Cooking, miscellaneous utensils - 1900 to 1950's (small collection)
Iron collection - 1800's to 1950's (decent sized collection)
Carpenter's tools - 1920's (small collection)
Furniture - early 1900's to present
Photos of business district - early 1900 to present (good collection)
The museum collects its local newspaper; any family geneology; family biographies; local MKT RR history, including employment records and lodge books from the railroad; school history;club and organizations in town plus church histories. The museum also has some local military history. The museum also includes small surrounding towns in its archives. This section includes photos from all the above categories. The museum also gathers business histories.
Available for research.
School tours; tours of historic residential and commercial districts.
Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members
Appointment required: No
Publications dealing with the museum's collections include Smithville Then & now, a 288-page book that chronicles the history of the downtown business district to 1995. Most of the photos in the museum that showed the commercial buildings were included in this publication.
Newsletter - 2 per year
Also the museum places an article in the local newspaper each month to let the public know what is happening at the museum.
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