News & Events

New exhibits, updated collections, publications and more.

7Nov
2007

5 classes from Lufkin's Herty Primary School visited The History Center on November 5 and 6 to learn about local history.  Students toured the exhibit room, listened to information about historic documents and paper preservation in the reading room, and learned about steam engines and railroads at the train exhibit outside.  Two classes posed for...

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7Sep
2007

On Thursday, September 6, The History Center was proud to welcome a crowd of 120 to hear Alison Moore and Phil Lancaster's presentation of Riders on the Orphan Train, a Humanities Texas sponsored program. This multimedia event featured live music, film, a dramatic reading, and audience discussion. Moore and Lancaster used their talents as musicians and...

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16Aug
2007

The History Center and Humanities Texas invite you to experience Riders on the Orphan Trains, a multimedia presentation on the orphan trains and their young riders, with Alison Moore and Phil Lancaster, on Thursday evening, September 6 at 7:00 p.m.       ABOUT THE ORPHAN TRAINS: Between 1854 and 1929, over 250,000 orphans and unwanted children...

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9Apr
2007

The December 2006 issue of our Pine Bough magazine is now available as a PDF file through the Publications section of our Home Page. Mailed in print format to Pine Bough subscribers in January 2007, the issue features tributes to the lives and legacies of businessman and philanthropist Arthur Temple, History Center research assistant Brandi Clark, and...

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6Mar
2007

The History Center is pleased to announce that the online exhibit, Fastrill: A Texas Logging Camp, is now available through the exhibits section of our website's homepage. Located on a Neches River bluff in Cherokee County, Fastrill was a Southern Pine Lumber Company logging camp from 1922 to 1941. With an estimated population of approximately 600 persons,...

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9Nov
2006

Second graders from Lufkin's Dunbar Primary School visited the Center on November 8 as part of a lesson unit on the significance of railroads to the development of Angelina County. They explored the outside railroad displays, learning how steam locomotives and trains operated, and inside they viewed many historic photographs, maps, timetables, and other archival...

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30May
2006

All back issues of the Pine Bough, The History Center's yearly magazine, are now available online.  Each issue showcases photographs and documents from our collections and highlights our region's rich historical heritage.  You can download them for free by following the Publications link on the main page.  Hardcopies of the...

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19May
2006

The History Center is proud to host a book signing for Richard Donovan's Paddling the Wild Neches on June 22, 2006 from 5:30-7:00 in the evening. Chronicling his 200-mile journey down the Neches River by canoe, Donovan's book is a natural and cultural history, with local folklore mixed in among the vivid descriptions of East...

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10Mar
2006

In late February, The History Center hosted seven classes of 5th graders from Diboll's Temple Elementary for tours of the World War II exhibit and an introduction to related manuscript collections.  Visiting one class at a time, these students eagerly viewed World War II era newspapers, wartime aviator's journals, photographs, and various...

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25Oct
2005

The History Center is proud to announce the opening of its new exhibit entitled "Angelina County at War: A World War II Exhibit." Using artifacts, photographs, posters, and text, this exhibit tells the story of Angelina County's contribution to Americas successful World War II efforts. Angelina County's men and women joined the armed...

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