HERE'S HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT HCHM
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
We have a day for giving thanks and days for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day for giving back. Here are suggestions for joining the worldwide movement and helping our organization.
HCHM is a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Organization
This is an easy way to help us that doesn't cost you anything. Do you shop Amazon.com? Did you know that Amazon will donate part of your qualifying purchases to the charity of your choice? Please consider shopping through Amazon Smile selecting HARRISON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY as your charity.
HELP CONSERVE OUR CIVIL WAR FLAG
Gifts will be applied to the conservation of the Museum’s Civil War flag. The flag, when once again exhibited, will become a springboard for conversation about the Civil War and its impact on our community.
Project Cost: $11,900 Balance Needed: $4,136
This all-new, permanent exhibit will tell the stories of Harrison County at war.
Located in our annex in the soon-to-be redeveloped Memorial City Hall these
exhibits will bring history to life with real artifacts, first-person accounts, and
poignant stories of service and sacrifice. The project also includes a rotating
exhibit gallery that will feature artifacts from our collection
Project Cost: $497,000 Balance Needed: $264,902
CULTURAL CONNECTIONS: OUR JEWISH HERITAGE
Gifts will help complete a permanent exhibit in the 1901 Harrison County Courthouse. The exhibit explores how many cultures contribute to the identity of a community. An architectural artifact from the now-demolished Temple Moses Montefiore will be a springboard for discussion.
Project Cost: $12,000 Balance Needed: $6,500
Mail donations by check to HCHM, P.O. Box 1987, Marshall, TX 75671
-- Any Amount of Giving Helps Us Get Closer to Our Goals --
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
The Great Fever:
The 1878 Yellow
As we worry about an ebola pandemic affecting our lives, a look back at an earlier epdemic reminds us that our country has survived other difficult times brought on by sickness. Read about the 1878 yellow fever epidemic that spread across the Mississippi Valley region .
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
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THE COURTHOUSE CAT
Young Readers Local History Book Available in Museum Store
Sandra Hooker can mark off "write book" on her retirement bucket list now that her well-researched book on Marshall's courthouse cat is published.
The children's book is based on the true story of a cat who lived in the Harrison County's 1889 courthouse. The book follows the cat, Little Buddy, through his adventures in 1880s downtown Marshall purchasing his breakfast and meeting daily with his human friends (real people who lived in Marshall).
The book is available in the Museum's gift shop or email info@harrisoncountymuseum to place an order.
Softcover, 43 pages
Price: $7.95 + tax
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FIRSTS FROM OUR HISTORY*
1836 First secretary of
Robert Potter arrived in Texas in 1835 jumping into the political and military affairs of Texas. He was appointed secretary of the new country's navy in 1836. Potter moved to Harrison County in 1837. Learn more about this colorful Texan in the TSHA Handbook of Texas.
* From "Dinstinctions of Harrison County" compiled by Inez Hatley Hughes, first executive director of the Harrison County Historical Museum