News & Events

New exhibits, updated collections, publications and more.

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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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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