News & Events

New exhibits, updated collections, publications and more.

2Sep
2017

The History Center will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2017 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  We will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, September 5. 

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1Sep
2017

The History Center and the T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library are proud to be partnering with Humanities Texas, the Museum of East Texas, Kurth Memorial Library, Angelina College, Texas Forestry Museum, Angelina County Historical Commission, and the Angelina County Genealogical Society at the East Texas History Harvest on September 16, 2017.  From 10:00 a.m to 3:00...

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23Aug
2017

Seven members of the 1959 PONY Grad Wolrd Championship team visited The History Center as part of their reunion weekend on August 22, 2017.  Former first baseman Bobby Ramsey, third from left in the first photo, holds the trophy he earned as part of the team, which he donated to The History Center as part of...

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15Aug
2017

This week, as all of Angelina County and East Texas support Lufkin's Southwest Regional Champions in their bid to win the Little League World Series, The History Center is remembering another team of local World Series Champs.  Lufkin's PONY Grad team won the world series in August 1959 during a tournament in...

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5Jul
2017

The History Center was happy to welcome the students from the Diboll Housing Authority's Summer Program on Friday, June 30, 2017.  The students toured the Center's exhibits, learned about preservation, and visited Engine 13.   The History Center welcomes groups of all ages and sizes.  Call 936-829-3543 during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00...

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30Jun
2017

The History Center will be closed Tuesday, July 4 in observance of the July 4th holiday.  We will be open for regular business hours (8:00-5:00) on Monday, July 3 and will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, July 5 after the holiday.  We wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday.

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21Jun
2017

On June 21, The History Center was happy to welcome Dr. McBroom's 2017 Summer Field Class from the Stephen F. Austin State University's Arthur Temple College of Forestry. Students toured the map exhibit and records vault and learned how The History Center’s forest records are being used in mapping and understanding the...

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12Jun
2017

In honor of the Ellen Trout Zoo's 50th Anniversary, the History Center is highlighting Jonathan Gerland's 2009 interview with Zoo director Gordon Henley.  Click this link to hear Henley talk about his over 30 years with the zoo, expansion projects, conservation projects, and working with community groups that support the zoo.  Congratulations to...

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19May
2017

On May 9th, The History Center welcomed all of Diboll's First Grade students and their teachers as part of their field trip day.  Students learned about Diboll history in the exhibit room and visited Engine 13, where they learned about steam engines and life on the railroad.

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11Apr
2017

The History Center will close for the Good Friday and Easter holidays at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 13, 2017 and reopen on Monday, April 17 at 8:00 a.m. History Center staff wishes all of their visitors and researchers a blessed Easter. 

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