News & Events

New exhibits, updated collections, publications and more.

13Feb
2017

The History Center's Oral History Collection is an important component of our mission to collect, preserve, and make available the history of Diboll, Angelina County, and the surrounding area.  This collection includes over 50 interviews with local African Americans, touching on topics of racial segregation and discrimination, school integration, sports, family life, church and...

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20Jan
2017

As part of The History Center's efforts to make more of its reseources available online, volunteers and staff have been working to digitize the Texas South-Eastern Railroad's timebooks.  This collection of records is a valuable tool for genealogists, railroad historians, and social historians, among others, as it contains the names, days and...

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13Jan
2017

The History Center will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 17.

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21Dec
2016

The History Center will be closed for the Christmas and New Year's Holidays on the following days: December 23-26, 2016 and Deceber 30, 2016-January 2, 2017.  The Center will be open regular hours (8:00-5:00) December 27-29 and will resume regualar business hours (8:00-5:00 Monday to Friday, 9:00-1:00 Saturday) on January 3, 2017. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from...

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10Dec
2016

The History Center staff would like to invite the public to a Come and Go Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 20 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Come enjoy refreshments and Christmas cheer with the Center's staff and volunteers. 

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22Nov
2016

The History Center will be closed Thursday and Friday November 24-25, 2016 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Regular hours will resume on Saturday, November 26, when The History Center will be open from 9:00-1:00. Staff would like to wish all visitors, researchers, and friends a very happy Thanksgiving.  We hope your holiday is blessed.

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9Nov
2016

The History Center will be closed in honor of Veteran's Day on Friday, November 11, 2016.  Regular hours will resume on Saturday, November 12 at 9:00 a.m. 

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23Sep
2016

The History Center was happy to host all of Diboll's 3rd grade classes on September 23, 2016.  Students and teachers learned about Diboll history, visited Engine 13, and saw photos and artifacts from Diboll Days in the past.  Here are photos of all 6 groups in front of Engine 13.

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5May
2016

On Friday April 29, all 8 of Diboll's first grade classes visited The History Center as part of their tour of Diboll.  Students learned about Diboll's history in the exhibit room, seeing photos of Diboll's past and the people who built their town.  Students also visited Engine 13, ringing the bell, pulling the...

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21Apr
2016

The History Center is happy to announce that the 1964 Tiger, the Annual for Lufkin's Dunbar School is now online.  Click here to download the annual.  Lufkin's Dunbar served as the district's African American junior high and high school for many years, and this annual gives a glimpse into the academic,...

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