In the 1901 Harrison County Courthouse 1 Peter Whetstone Square Marshall, Texas
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.
Brought to Marshall by the Smithsonian Institution
and the Texas State Historical Association
Journey Stories teacher workshop
April 1 in Marshall
To participate, teachers need:
Teachers who participate will receive:
It's Free. Space is limited to only 10-15 teachers.
MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTER HERE
FROM OUR BLOG
"I Don't Like History"
Earlier this month someone said this to
me as we stood in the beautiful rotunda
of our 1901 Harrison County Courthouse
in Marshall, Texas. Read More...
HISTORY FROM ELSEWHERE
National Archives Blog: Patent of the Month
David S. Ferriero, "Collector in Chief" at the National Archives, shows us Eli Whitney's March 14, 1794 cotton gin patent. See it here...
Read more about how the cotton gin changed the south on the Eli Whitney Museum website.
Harrison County farmers produced 21,000 bales of cotton in 1930. The most since before the Civil War.
Today in Texas History
$1 ADMISSION TO MUSEUM
--Main Street's Second Saturday--
*Children Under 16 Always Free
* Museum Members Free on Dollar Days
MAR 26 School Field Trip
Elysian Fields, 2nd
APR 1 Smithsonian "Journey Stories"
Teacher Workshop at the
Conducted by Texas State
APR 15 School Field Trip
South Marshall, 1st
MAY 1 School Field Trip
MAY 1 Register for Kids History Day
MAY 13 School Field Trip
William B. Travis, 4th
JUL 7-11 Kids History Day Camp
Email us to request
SEP 22- Smithsonian "Journey Stories"
NOV 1 Host Location: The Weisman,
historic downtown Marshall
FIRSTS FROM OUR HISTORY*
1847 First mortuary in Texas: Raines Undertaking Parlour founded in Marshall.
* From "Dinstinctions of Harrison County" compiled by Inez Hatley Hughes, first executive director of the Harrison County Historical Museum
Harrison County's Roland Green donates military radio equipment
for Service & Sacrifice exhibit