News & Events

New exhibits, updated collections, publications and more.

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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6Apr
2017

On April 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I.  By the war's end, nearly 5 million American men and women would serve in the armed forces during the war and over 100,000 would die due to military action or disease.  The History Center's December 2016 Pine Bough Magazine takes a look at Angelina County'...

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14Mar
2017

Lonestar Literary Life, a website for Texas books and Texas readers that is committed to "connecting Texas books and Texas writers with those who most want to discover them," has named Angelina and Nacogdoches Counties as one of their Top Ten Texas Bookish Destinations in 2017.  The article, which includes a description of the authors'...

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8Mar
2017

In honor of Women's History Month and in celebration of International Women's Day, The History Center is proud to highlight some of its Women's History resources.  Oral History is one of the Center's strengths and the collection contains the voices of many women who have lived and worked and created...

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6Mar
2017

The History Center is pleased to annouce that the December 2016 issue of The Pine Bough Magazine is available for download on our website.  In this 21st Issue of The Pine Bough Magazine, readers can find two feature articles highlighting Angelina County's experiences in World War I and an update to the Lufkin Industries...

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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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