Smithsonian Institution's Journey Stories Exhibit
Coming to Marshall September 22 - November 1
Journey stories – 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.
Monday-Saturday | 10 - 4
at THE WEISMAN in Marshall's historic Main Street District
211 North Washington | 3rd Floor
Journey Stories Exhibition Trailer Video (Duration 2:02)
William Withuhn, curator of Journey Stories, introduces the main themes in the exhibit. He explains how immigration, travel and transportation affected the growth and develoopment of the United States.
Tuesday Lunch Topics
On the mezzanine at The Weisman | 6 weeks, 6 subjects
Join us for a learning lunch.
Brought to Harrison County by the
Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street
Texas State Historical Association
Harrison County Historical Museum | The Weisman Cooperative
MAKE IT A MUSEUM WEEKEND!
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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
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.
CIVIL WAR FLAG
Texas Historical Foundation Awards
Grant for Conservation of Flag
The Texas Historical Foundation announced on July 23 the award of a $1,500 grant to the Harrison County Historical Museum. The funds will be applied to the conservation of the Museum’s Civil War flag. Janet Cook, executive director of the Museum, said, “Because of this grant from the Texas Historical Foundation, we are well on our way to getting this wonderful artifact in a condition where it can once again be exhibited as a center-point for learning about the impact of the Civil War on our community.”
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Texas Historical Foundation at
We Are a
Blue Star Museum
We've joined over
nation supporting active-duty U.S. military personnel and their families, including retired military, with free admission to our museum this summer and fall through Labor Day, September 1, 2014.