Last updated: 8/23/2009
Austin, Texas
Street Address
5602 Northdale Drive
Austin, TX 78723
Mailing Address
5602 Northdale Drive
Austin, TX 78723
phone: 512-251-6871
e-mail: jfrm@suddenlink.net
web: www.saveourhistoryaustin.org
Hours
Summer Hours:
Monday - Thursday10 AM - 3 PM
Fridayclosed
Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Group Tours by Appointments, call 512-480-9371 to schedule.
Admissions
Admission is Free, however, donations are appreciated.
Staff
Ernestine L. Thompson, President
phone: 512-251-6871
Description

Continue to preserve our cultural history by partnershiping with the other community leaders as ChannelAustin, Univ. of Texas and our After-school Youths.

Mission

Our Mission is to preserve our cultual history. Our goal is to research our history with dignity and to share it on the Web Sites.

No staff, only volunteers.

History

Jacob Fontaine was born into slavery in 1808, in Arkansas. Rev Edward Fontaine was his slave holder. Yet, before emancipation of Texas slaves, he was a minister, organizing churches, performing marriages, and published the Gold Dollar Newspaper. Rev. Fontaine went from a slave to a free man. His unmarked grave in Oakwood Cemetery has a Texs Historical Marker. He died Dec.10, 1898. This museum acknowledges the many virtues that come out of his religious life.

Artifact Collections

Before and after 1900 artifacts in our collections as, Bibles, farm items, historic stamps, dolls, church hats, quilts, cook ware, aprons, and pioneers.

Research Collections

Historic images as the historic Bell,stamps, music,hats,clocks and Bibles.

Educational Programs

Mostly gallery tours for group tourist. No fee for borrowing farm items, it's donated service for him.

Library

Access: Students

Appointment required: Yes

Publications

We did do a newsletter, but not yet. We have a book, we want to redo and publish.

ADA

Our new location is a 1500 sq.ft. accessible house that allows us to share more exhibits to our community.

Wheelchair Accessible

Restrooms

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MUSEUM CONFERENCES
Wednesday, August 4 - Friday, August 6, 2021 — Virtual
2021 Annual Association of African American Museums (AAAM) Conference
Monday, August 23 - Thursday, August 26, 2021 — Virtual
2021 Association of Nature Center Administrators Summit
Wednesday, September 1 - Thursday, September 30, 2021 — Virtual
CANCELLED: Florida Association of Museums 2021 Annual Conference
Monday, September 20 - Sunday, September 26, 2021 — Virtual
American Craft Council (ACC) Atlanta Southeast Craft Week
Wednesday, September 22 - Saturday, September 25, 2021 — Virtual
American Association for State and Local History/AMA 2021 Annual Meeting
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31, 2021 — Virtual
Arriving this October: The Western Museum Association Roadshow!
Wednesday, October 6 - Friday, October 8, 2021 — Virginia City, Nevada
Nevada Museum Association 2021 Annual Conference
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Monday, November 29 - Wednesday, December 1, 2021 — Washington, District of Columbia
2021 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Washington, District of Columbia
Sunday, March 6 - Thursday, March 10, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
2022 Public Land Alliance Convention and Trade Show
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