News & Events

New exhibits, updated collections, publications and more.

12Nov
2018

The History Center will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 in observance of Veteran's Day.  Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, November 13.

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30Oct
2018

Students and teachers from Alto Christian Academy visited The History Center on Thursday, October 26.  Staff gave the group a tour of the exhibits, an introduction to archives and preservation with a visit to the vault, and a tour of Engine 13 and the caboose outside.  We enjoyed their visit and were glad they could...

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31Aug
2018

The History Center will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 4.

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30Aug
2018

The History Center staff has been working to digitize and upload the Esther Pennington Ramsey Correspondence Collection.  Esther Queen Pennington Ramsey was born on December 14, 1888 in Brenham, Washington County, Texas and lived most of her life in Shelby County, Texas. She married William Yancy Ramsey on June 16, 1906 and they had six children. Mrs....

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4Jul
2018

The History Center will be closed July 4th, 2018 in honor of the Indpendence Day holiday and will reopen at 8:00 am on Thursday, July 5th.

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27May
2018

The History Center will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018 in honor of the Memorial Day holiday.  We will reopen on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

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4Apr
2018

Celebrate National Letter Writing Month with The History Center by perusing some of our correspondence collections online.  Arthur Temple, Sr. and Arthur Temple, Jr. corresponded regularly about family and business matters from 1946-1951.  The son kept these copies as a reference and they are available here for use online.   The History...

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29Mar
2018

The History Center will be closed on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31, 2018 in observance of Good Friday and Easter.  We will reopen with regular business hours on Monday, April 2, 2018.  History Center staff wishes our patrons a blessed weekend.

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8Mar
2018

In celebration of International Women's Day, The History Center is proud to highlight its resources that draw attention to the contributions of Angelina County's women throughout the county's history.  Women have contributed to every facet of society in Texas' only county named for a woman and it is our hope that...

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19Feb
2018

In honor of the 73rd anniversary of the Battle for Iwo Jima, The History Center is proud to highlight two local veterans who served during the invasion and occupation of the island during World War II.  Fastrill logging camp native John Powers joined the U.S. Marines in 1943 by giving the recruiter an...

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