Street Address
217 N. Prairieville
Athens, TX 75751
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 943
Athens, TX 75751
Admissions
Donations appreciated
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Sarah Jane Brown, Docent
phone: 903-675-4222

Description

Henderson County Historical Society Museum in Athens, 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.

History

Building was built in 1896 as a general store downstairs with upstairs as offices. One office was a lawyer's office, one a dentist's office, and at one time, one was a doctor's office. The museum has redone with lawyer's office with some of the original furniture. One room has been done as a turn-of-the-century bedroom, one as a kitchen, and one as a schoolroom. Downstairs, the museum has display cases featuring different artifacts of Henderson County. One case has Caddo Indian pottery and arrowheads. The museum also has some dinosaur bones that were found in Henderson County. The museum has a World War I case, a World War II case, and a Civil War case with a 4'x8' Civil War flag. The museum has a general store area and an old barn area. The historical society began work on the building in 1981 when they acquired it.

Artifacts Collections

Artifacts from Henderson County including Caddo Indian pottery, arrowheads, dinosaur bones, and war artifacts.

Research Collections

Census records, cemetery records, marriage books, family histories, etc. Archival records are available for research in the museum.

Educational Programs

Guided tours, docent program, lectures

    Publications

    Quarterly newsletter, annual report.