News & Events

New exhibits, updated collections, publications and more.

1Mar
2011

The History Center is happy to announce that the December 2010 issue of The Pine Bough is now available online.  The magazine can be downloaded as a PDF file from the Publications page of our website.  Mailed to our members and subscribers in mid-January 2011, this issue explores the history of the Angelina County schools...

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1Feb
2011

Since the spring of 2010, we have made numerous collections available for research by adding several finding guides to our research page.  These include: American Lumberman Photograph Collection; Jesse Carr "Hobbs Knight of the Road" Collection; Concerned Citizens of Diboll verses Family Affair Club Records; Gayle Cruthirds Collection; Jake Durham Papers; Paul Durham Papers; Gulf...

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19Jan
2011

The December 2010 issue of the Pine Bough Magazine was mailed to our subscribers today. The 48-page issue features the history of the county school system in Angelina County, from the 1880s through the early 1960s. Included are numerous photographs and a map from 1924 showing early school district lines. Also featured is Howard Walker, county school...

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21Dec
2010

In observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays, we will be closed December 23 through 27 and December 31 through January 3. We wish everyone a joy-filled Christmas and New Year! The photo at right was a recent sunset over The History Center, taken from our front parking lot.

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10Sep
2010

In an effort to ensure that we can continue to collect, preserve, and make the history of our area available for many years to come, The History Center has just completed converting our static vault shelving into mobile shelving.  We began and completed the conversion of Vault One in August, increasing our storage capacity...

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26Jul
2010

In an effort to ensure that we will be able to continue to collect, preserve, and make the history of our area available for many years to come, The History Center is converting our static vault shelving into mobile shelving, which will greatly increase our storage capacity.  The conversion process is expected to take...

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23Jun
2010

In recent months, The History Center has hosted several groups of local children as they learned about local history and the purpose of our archives.  Groups have inlcluded Hudson's Peavy Primary, Corrigan-Camden's 2nd graders, and campers from Lufkin's Don Boyd Summer Camp.  These students tour the Center, learn about local...

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10Mar
2010

In recent weeks, the Center has hosted tours and programs for the Trinity County Historical Commission on February 8, Lufkin Senior Kiwanis Club on February 10, the Diboll Garden Club on February 23, and kindergarten classes from Lufkin's Garrett Primary School on February 25. In addition, the director made off-site presentations to the following organizations: Tyler County Heritage...

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19Feb
2010

The December 2009 issue of the Pine Bough magazine is now available online as a PDF document through the Publications page of our website. Mailed to History Center members and subscribers in January 2010, the 56-page issue explores a sense of place in the Angelina National Forest and the globetrotting teaching career of Ilene Cornick of Lufkin.

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8Dec
2009

November and December are busy months at The History Center! On November 17, 75 people attended the reception celebrating Jay Brittain and the exhibit "Jay's Birds: The Photography of Jay Brittain."  Friends, family, and local photography and bird enthusiasts viewed the exhibit and listened as Jay told stories from the field. The History Center has...

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