News & Events

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10Nov
2020

In honor of the Veteran's Day Holiday, The History Center will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.  Staff will return to answer phone calls and emails on Thursday, November 12, 2020. The Reading Room is currently open by appointment with the Director during regular business hours. Staff at The History Center would like to...

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4Sep
2020

The History Center will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  Staff will return on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  The Reading Room is open by appointment with the Director during regular business hours.

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26Aug
2020

The History Center will be closed starting at noon on Wednesday, August 26 through Thursday, August 27, 2020 due to Hurricane Laura.  The Center plans to reopen by appointment on Friday, August 28, 2020 once local storm damage is assessed and power is restored.  

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19Jun
2020

On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger issued General Order Number 3 in Galveston, Texas, which began "The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free." African Americans in Diboll have joined with communities all over Texas in celebrating and commemorating this...

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22May
2020

The History Center will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, 2020.

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8May
2020

May 8, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day - Victory in Europe - at the end of World War II.  The Allies accepted the unconditional surrender of the German forces on May 8, 1945, bringing an end to the war in Europe. Lufkin's Al Vinson, who had announced the Normandy landings on D-Day in...

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1May
2020

May 1, 2020 COVID-19 Operations Update After careful consideration of Governor Abbott’s guidelines, all History Center staff returned to the building on May 1 to continue serving our patrons and researchers and fulfill the Center’s mission. Staff are maintaining appropriate social distancing, monitoring health, and continuing to clean and sanitize their workspaces and public...

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30Mar
2020

Covid-19 Continued Precautions:  Effective March 31, we have made arrangements for History Center staff to work primarily from home while the Center remains closed to the public. Individual staff will be in the office on select days to conduct routine office business and to use facilities not accessible from home. During this time, we are...

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15Mar
2020

In light of the Covid-19 virus situation, The History Center is taking recommended safety precautions and is making the following changes as of Monday, March 16, until further notice. We will remain open to staff only, and will be closed to the public. All research visits and tours will be cancelled and rescheduled. We will otherwise...

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17Jan
2020

The History Center will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 21.

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