Inside this icon of Texas sits the history of Harrison County
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The history of Harrison County dates back to the Caddo Indians. Learn what’s happened in Marshall, Tex. and the county at the Harrison County Historical Museum.
Fittingly, the museum sits on the first floor and some of the basement of the historic 1901 Courthouse in downtown.
Executive Director Janet Cook says, “we start from the time of the Caddo People…and we take you through all of our exhibits up into modern times until the 1950s.” It’s one thing to see the collection, but you will see and hear the stories behind the pieces.
Another section of the museum focuses on famous people from Harrison County. See memorabilia from Olympians, George Foreman, and the famous red dress that belonged to Lady Bird Johnson.
One of Cook’s favorite sections of the museum is the Global Connections. Part of the display includes the Arc of the Covenant from the local Jewish synagogue before it was torn down.
Let the kids have fun searching for clues in the scavenger hunt. Or let their imaginations flourish in the Children’s Free Play Area. They can pretend to be on a wagon train heading through Northeast Texas or pretend to live amongst the Caddo Indians. The play area can be found downstairs.
If your admiring the view of the 1901 courthouse, make sure you check out the inside as well.
The Harrison County Historical Museum is located at 1 Peter Whetstone Square in Marshall.
Their hours of operation are:
Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Admission ranges from $6 to $8 dollars.
For hours of operation, ticket prices and holiday closings, click here.
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