News & Events

New exhibits, updated collections, publications and more.

16Jul
2009

Summer at The History Center has been busy!  In addition to the local families that include us in their summer activity plans and travelers stopping in as they make their way through Diboll, we have had several local summer camps come for tours in June and July.  On June 22, Diboll Housing Authority brough 25...

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2Jun
2009

Best-selling historical fiction author Tracie Peterson and her husband and fellow researcher Jim visited us recently while exploring ideas for a new historical novel set in Texas.

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30Apr
2009

Students of the Diboll Independent School District Family Education Center's English as a Second Language and Pre-K3 classes toured our exhibits and collections on April 30.

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9Apr
2009

Author and nature conservationist Richard Donovan gave an oral history interview on April 8 as part of the Diboll Historical Society's Spring Meeting at the Center. It was Donovan's birthday, so afterward he signed copies of his book, Paddling the Wild Neches, and enjoyed birthday cake. A transcript of the interview is available under...

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20Feb
2009

Students from Lufkin's Kurth Primary Pre-Kindergarten visited us on February 20, 2009. They toured the exhibits, both indoors and outdoors, and received an age-appropriate orientation to the Archives.

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17Feb
2009

The December 2008 Pine Bough Magazine is now available as a PDF through our Publications section on our Home Page. This issue of the Pine Bough features a photographic history of Rayville Ranch, a cattle raising operation of Southern Pine Lumber Company from 1913 to 1933, and a World War II B-24 Bomber flight log of Diboll native...

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24Oct
2008

Continuing efforts to expand our online exhibits and reach out to educators and their students, History Center staff developed a new exhibit highlighting Diboll native Gayle Cruthirds' World War II flight log. Included in the exhibit are documents that will help teachers apply the 5th grade Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) to this collection...

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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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