Last updated: 5/24/2017
1961 S. US Hwy 281
George West, TX 78022
PO Box 1351
George West, TX 78022
|Wednesday - Friday||1 PM - 5 PM|
|Saturday||12 PM - 4 PM|
No Charge, donations appreciated.
Sallie Mackey, Director
Our museum collects historical information about Live Oak County and people that have lived in the county. We write stories and help people write stories about their family history.
We are learning to appraise artifacts and help people that need information, though we do not appraise for them.
A spinster, Grace Armantrout, bought land and got oil and gas on her land. She developed a home museum in her 12 room home. She left everything in trust to provide a county museum. In 1995 the Grand Opening of the museum with a new building was held. The County of Live Oak has accepted this museum as the county museum and provides large equipment and manpower. The City of George West also provides manpower and large equipment in as much as Miss Armantrout donated land for a city park.
The museum is run by 4 trustee, a director, paid part-time and 38 volunteers who work 4 or 8 hours each month.
Period furniture, seashells, rocks and fossils, china, crocks, lamps and lanterns, a caboose, farm & ranch equipment, sculpture, paintings and prints, spearhead replicas, spurs, saddles, records, sheet music, piano, record player, Edison cylinder player, radio, glassware, books, household goods.
County History, local short stories, and biographies.
Summer programs for adults and children. Live Oak County Storyfest is the first Saturday in November.
Annual reports, and publication on Special events. Book on history of Live Oak County $7.00. Weekly newspaper column.
The gift shop is next to the counter. Items are: Live Oak County afghans; LOC historical place mug;, books; historical Live Oak County books; patchwork Christmas Stockings, lappies, coverlets, and potholders; T-Shirts; and some photographs are for sale.
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