The History Center collects, preserves, and makes available the historical records of our region and its people for the educational use and benefit of present and future generations. We seek to educate those who visit us in person or online and tell the stories of community. Geographically, this area includes but is not limited to Angelina and the immediate surrounding East Texas counties. This regional designation includes an interest in the founding families, towns, companies, industries, government agencies, organizations, and workers which were directly or indirectly related to the forest products industry. The Center houses records that tell Deep East Texas’s natural and social history from its first peoples to the present day, as well as records of its economic, civic, educational, religious and family life, and is activiely seeking collections from underrepresented and marginalized communities.
The History Center is free to the public and invites researchers and as well as the generally curious to enjoy our educational offerings both onsite and online. In connection with our research collections, we offer indoor and outdoor interpretive exhibits and we invite school and other groups to contact us for guided tour information.
See our complete Collections Policy.