Resources

Teachers

Tours and Field Trips

Programs and Group Tours can be arranged during regular hours by reservation and completion of Reservation Form.

Group tours can be designed for:

  • School Field Trips (typical groups of 20 – 25 with teacher supervision)
  • Scouts (Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts)
  • Home School Groups
  • Seniors
  • Churches
  • Clubs (Lion Club, Rotary Club, Book Clubs)
  • Other Organizations

Tour times can vary for your needs. A general tour of the Heritage Museum and all three galleries will take approx. 20 minutes. Suggested entry Fee: Adults-$2.00 Children $1.00 or more if you desire.

A general tour of the Strake-Gray Oilfield House will take approx. 30 minutes. Suggested Entry Fee: Adults - $2.00 Children $1.00 or more if you desire.

Call us today to arrange the details for your special tour to ensure there aren’t any other tours in the time slot you want. Come and learn more about Montgomery County’s history!

Call us at 936-539-6873 or e-mail us: muse@consolidated.net to book your tour!

Traveling Trunks for Teachers

Explore the contents of a “tub of goodies” that relate your social studies and science classroom content. This Traveling Trunk helps students have a better look at history with a real time, hands-on approach. Contents of each of the trunks are listed below.

If you and your school are interested in reserving one of our teaching Trunks, please give us a call at (936) 539-6873.

Two weeks notice please and return within two weeks. If you need additional time, please let us know when the Trunk is checked out.

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Indian Trunk Inventory includes: Framed arrowheads, Leather arrow carrier, baby Moccasins and rattle, Beaded shirt and skirt, Dress with shells, Bead necklace, Black Bear claw and claw necklace, Coral and Turquoise, Clay, Corn god, Drum/drum stick, Hand-dyed yarn, Feather headdress, Buffalo and Steer horns, Indian beads, Indian corn, Indian writing on a rock, Lacrosse ball, Loin cloth, Mandella, Mecal berries, Navaho blanket rug, Ribbon shirt, Peace pipe, Raccoon skin, Rabbit skin, Reed basket, Painted clay pot and ball, and a Tomahawk.

One-Room Schoolhouse Trunk Inventory includes: McGuffey’s Primer, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th reader, McGuffey’s speller, Slates and slate pencils, School bell, Writing quill, Drinking water bucket, Collapsible cup, Gourd dipper, Arithmetic sack, Lunch bucket, Switches, Dunce cap, Reward of Merit and Perfect Attendance Certificate, Rag ball, Heritage doll, Corn jacks, Marbles, Jump rope, Whistle, Metal hoop and guiding stick, Pictures from one-room schoolhouses, and game instructions for hopscotch, blind man’s bluff, handy-over/pigtail.

Seashell Trunk Inventory includes: A Golden Guide for ”Seashells of the World” and hundreds of actual seashells, boxed, labeled and identified with page numbers for reference. A fun fact questionnaire, with answer sheet is included.

Speakers Bureau

If you would like one of our board members to come to your classroom, school, organization or meeting and share information about the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County, please contact us:

Heritage Museum of Montgomery County

(936) 539-6873

Sally Copley, Executive Director

HMExecutiveDirector@consolidated.net

Friends of the Museum and Sponsorships

Thanks to YOU our Heritage Museum thrives and grows. With YOUR support we continue to preserve, restore, and display items of historical significance for future generations. Please consider making a donation as well as becoming a “Friend” of the museum or help with a sustaining “Sponsorship,” to build connections to our history and community.

Stop by to see us soon, give us a call or mail in your “friends” application with a donation.

We gladly accept PayPal donations as well.

Click here for Friends of the Museum application form

Click here for Volunteer Information

Thank you so much for considering being a volunteer for the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County.

We would be glad to include you on our list of interested volunteers.

Please contact the Museum at 936-539-6873 or email the Executive Director, Sally Copley at muse@consolidated.net

Group Tours

Programs and Group Tours can be arranged during regular hours by reservation and completion of Reservation Form.

Group tours can be designed for:

  • School Field Trips (typical groups of 20 – 25 with teacher supervision)
  • Scouts (Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts)
  • Home School Groups
  • Seniors
  • Churches
  • Clubs (Lion Club, Rotary Club, Book Clubs)
  • Other Organizations

Tour times can vary for your needs. Tour times can vary for your needs. A general tour of the Heritage Museum and all three galleries will take approx. 20 minutes. Suggested entry Fee: Adults-$2.00 Children $1.00 or more if you desire.

A general tour of the Strake-Gray Oilfield House will take approx. 30 minutes. Suggested Entry Fee: Adults - $2.00 Children $1.00 or more if you desire.

Call us today to arrange the details for your special tour to ensure there aren’t any other tours in the time slot you want. Come and learn more about Montgomery County’s history!

Call us at 936-539-6873 or e-mail us: muse@consolidated.net to book your tour!

Research Library

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Heritage Museum Research Room:
A Work-In-Progress
By Ann Jacobson

John Denver used to sing a song about “coming home to a place we’ve never been before”. Many of the German, Scandinavian, Irish, and other ethnic groups who settled Texas in those wild and wooly years could have sung this song. They came to create homes in those places that not only offered civic freedom but economic and religious freedom and Texas was the place to come in the late 1700 and 1800 years for those hard-working, ambitious people.

Our Heritage Museum is fortunate to have founders and members who are not just “artifact collectors” but who want to provide a rich source of information-retrieval concerning early Texas. Montgomery County played a big role in the pre-republic, post-republic, and statehood periods.

With today’s technology the relatively small collection of books, tapes, and CD’s and DVD’s can be used in conjunction with our Internet capabilities to trace people, places, and events relating not only to Montgomery County but how it fits into the Texas Mosaic. Just as an individual is never an “island”, places are always connected and researching those connections becomes the panoramic view we should all strive to understand about our history.

Montgomery County, at the time of the Republic of Texas was part of the area that now covers Washington, Burleson, Milam, Robertson,Grimes, Madison, Brazos, Fayette, Lee, and Montgomery Counties. Following the Annexation of Texas to the United States, Montgomery , Walker, Grimes, San Jacinto, and Waller Counties were all considered Montgomery County. Eventually each of these counties became the “county seat” for those areas.

Our Heritage Museum Research Room will provide the “open Sesame” for those searching for our fascinating Montgomery County Texas History by adding more hands-on resources as well as guides to Internet Resources such as THE HANDBOOK OF TEXAS, THE TEXAS ETHNIC SERIES, and many of our county histories that are a part of our past.

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The Heritage Museum of Montgomery County has numerous signed documents of official celebrities of the Texas Republic. Many have signatures of lawyers, Secretary of State, Past Presidents of the Republic and more.

The museum is offering these documents for viewing and enjoyment. Please take the time to visit us and view these old records. Many of the signatures, you will see are:

  • President General Sam Houston
  • President Dr. Anson Jones
  • President Mirabeau B Lamar
  • Governor Stephen F Austin
  • Dr. Charles B. Stewart

These men and documents helped to make Texas what it is today.

Accessioning Committee Members:

  • Keith Cartwright, Chairperson
  • Janet Berwick
  • Robin Bartholet
  • Sally Copley
  • Ann Jacobson
  • Nancy Kolb
  • Eugenia Letbetter
  • Gertie Spencer
  • Vera Wells

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE


Ann Marie Hopkins, JoCarol Oberman

Congratulations to our Scholarship Winners:
2010 2011 - REBEKAH KEEL – Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, Pa
2012, 2013, 2014 - MEGAN SCHEFFE – Emory University
2015 – EMILY DEPTULA – University of Texas
2016 – SUMMER CARPER – University of Colorado Boulder
2017 – HANIA KHAN – University of Houston

Scholarships

HERITAGE MUSEUM OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Continuing kudos to our Scholarship Winner’s

Scholarships

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One important objective of the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County (HMMC) is to recognize, honor and support the educational goals of deserving youth in Montgomery County, TX. Annually, HMMC provides educational opportunities to a student who has demonstrated excellence in academics and an exceptional commitment to the community. Investing in Montgomery County's future through investment in our young people is a great source of pride for HMMC. If you possess the qualities that we require, the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County would be pleased to consider you as our next scholarship recipient.

Click here for scholarship application

Speakers Bureau

If you would like one of our board members to come to your classroom, school, organization or meeting and share information about the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County, please contact us:

Heritage Museum of Montgomery County
(936) 539-6873

Sally Copley, Executive Director
HMExecutiveDirector@consolidated.net