In the 1901 Harrison County Courthouse 1 Peter Whetstone Square Marshall, Texas
Journey stories are 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.
Brought to Marshall by the Smithsonian Institution
and the Texas State Historical Association
FROM OUR BLOG
"I Don't Like History"
Earlier this month someone said this to
me as we stood in the beautiful rotunda
of our 1901 Harrison County Courthouse
in Marshall, Texas. Read More...
HISTORY FROM ELSEWHERE
"Conquer or Perish:" The Battle of San Jacinto
On April 21, 1836 the rag-tag Texian military defeated General Santa Anna's army in less than 30 minutes. Image courtesy Texas State Library. Read more about the battle on the San Jacinto Museum of History's great website.
Today in Texas History
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--Main Street's Second Saturday--
*Children Under 16 Always Free
* Museum Members Free on Dollar Days
MAY 1 School Field Trip
MAY 1 Register for Kids History Day
MAY 13 School Field Trip
William B. Travis, 4th
JUL 7-11 Kids History Day Camp
Email us to request
SEP 22- Smithsonian "Journey Stories"
NOV 1 Host Location: The Weisman,
historic downtown Marshall
FIRSTS FROM OUR HISTORY*
1846 The first governor of the state of Texas was Harrison County's James Pickney Henderson. He and Harrison County's Issac Van Zandt had 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
Harrison County's Roland Green donates military radio equipment
for Service & Sacrifice exhibit