at Memorial City Hall Annex
-Continuing Our Story
GUIDING STATEMENT FOR NEW EXHIBITS
""Our exhibits are the primary avenues for learning about the history of our county. With this exhibit we present an outline, an image, a perception of the manner in which citizens of Harrison County served, fought and possibly died for their county and their country leading to a fuller understanding for the visitor."
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FROM OUR BLOG
Dear Mother: The Civil War Letters
of James Hendrick
Follow along with James Hendrick as he writes home about his experiences in the Civil War.
HISTORY FROM ELSEWHERE
TSHA Board Selects New
Chief Executive Officer
This great 115 year old organization selected Brian A. Bolinger as their new executive officer. If you have ever used the Handbook of Texas Online you used one of their many resources. TSHA is indeed a Texas treasure. Welcome Mr. Bolinger to Texas history and join the TSHA while your are on their 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
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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.
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 email@example.com 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