WE ARE A BLUE STAR MUSEUM
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and up to five members of their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 through Labor Day, September 1, 2014.
FROM OUR BLOG
Lucy Holcombe Pickens: "I will not be submissive..."
Learn more about this beautiful, witty Harrison County woman who captured the heart of the South..
HISTORY FROM ELSEWHERE
D-Day: "You Are About to Embark on a Great Crusade"
June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France See photos, listen to General Eisenhower's speech, and read more about D-Day on this U.S. Army website .
Historian James Holland straightens out some myths about D-Day in this CNN Opinion page. See the article on the CNN website.
Teaching Literacy Through History
Teaching Literacy through History is Gilder Lehrman’s initiative for teachers. The program integrates history and literacy, using reading and analysis of primary documents to deepen students’ understanding of history while improving their close-reading, critical-thinking, and analytical-writing skills. Read more about this innovative approach to our nation's literacy problems on the Gilder Lehrman website.
Today in Texas History
FIRSTS FROM OUR HISTORY*
1846 The first governor of the state of Texas was Harrison County's James Pickney Henderson. He and Issac Van Zandt, also from Harrison County, worked together in Washington D.C. to negotiate the treaty of annexation with the United States. Image courtesty State Preservation Board
* From "Dinstinctions of Harrison County" compiled by Inez Hatley Hughes, first executive director of the Harrison County Historical Museum
JUL 7-11 Kids History Day Camp
JUL 17-19 HotDays|CoolStories
Summer Chautauqua at the Museum
featuring western historian & novelist
Smithsonian Magazine's Museum
Day Live National FREE Day at Participating Museums
We're a participating museum!
SEP 22- Smithsonian's "Journey Stories" Exhibit
NOV 1 Host Location: The Weisman,
historic downtown Marshall
$1 ADMISSION TO MUSEUM
--Main Street's Second Saturday--
*Children Under 16 Always Free
* Museum Members Free on Dollar Days
BECOME A MEMBER
The Harrison County Historical Museum is a member-supported organization. We are a place for history and learning ... your membership will help us continue our work.
Journey Stories Exhibit
Coming to Marshall
SEPTEMBER 22 - NOVEMBER 1
Journey stories are tales of how we and our ancestors came to America – are a central element of our personal heritage. From Native Americans to new American citizens and regardless of our ethnic or racial background, everyone has a story to tell.