News & Events

New exhibits, updated collections, publications and more.

20Mar
2008

3 classes of PACE kindergarteners from Lufkin's Garrett Primary School visited The History Center on March 18 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.  Click photo...

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3Mar
2008

The December 2007 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 2008, the issue features articles on Diboll radio station KSPL and Temple-Inland's 114 year history of owning and managing Texas forestlands.

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26Feb
2008

Photographs of Diboll Day Queen contestants for the years 1953 to 2006 are now available as an online exhibit. View the images with captions by clicking our exhibits section.

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7Nov
2007

On Tuesday, October 23, 2007, The History Center was proud to host an event that honored our oral history collections and unveiled our newest addition to the outdoor exhibits and sculpture garden. Texas Oral History Association board member Judy Linsley presented the Mary Faye Barnes Award for Excellence in Community History Projects to History Center Director Jonathan...

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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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