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Eastland County Museum

Organized in 1992, the Eastland County Museum & Historical Society immediately began to archive period photographs and other memorabilia related to the county and the surrounding area.

The former Eastland National Bank building had gone through various owners and uses during the past 20 plus years before an anonymous donor came forward to fund the purchase and necessary restoration of the building.

Numerous photographs and existing traces of the original elements made it possible to have the exterior of the building restored to the 1920-era style, as architect Henry Phelps designed.

The first floor has a very large space for county and traveling exhibits. The mezzanine, overlooking the main floor, will have areas for exhibits and will also be available for lectures and meetings. The second floor is divided into the original small office spaces. These offices, with their original dark woodwork and patterned glass, will be used for permanent displays of history of each community in Eastland County. The basement includes the vault, used to secure important museum archives, and a large room for permanent historic display exhibits.

Various individuals have come forward to donate items they feel have interest to the community. Virginia Weaver Russell has pledged items from her Bell Hurst Playhouse. Others have pledged items from their collections which will add significantly to the holdings of the museum.

This is a County Museum, showcasing the history of Eastland County including;
   ٭ Carbon,
   ٭ Cisco,
   ٭ Desdemona,
   ٭ Eastland,
   ٭ Gorman,
   ٭ Morton Valley,
   ٭ Ranger,
   ٭ Rising Star, and
   ٭ Other Communities

Some may feel more comfortable donating directly into Eastland County Museum Fund (project), of the ECF. We encourage this, just indicate it as such, on the note section of the donation form.


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