During this Season of Giving
Here's How you Can Make a Difference at HCHM
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. Click here for more information.
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 the many ways different cultures contribute to the identity of a community. An architectural artifact from the now-demolished Temple Moses Montefiore will be a springboard for discussion. Click here for more information.
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
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
Rudolph: The 75-Year-Old Marketing Gimmick That Became a Phenom
Did you know Rudolph was born 75 years ago this year as a Montgomery Ward coloring book promotion? Store executives worried shoppers would think his nose was red because he was drunk! Read about our beloved Rudolph who almost became "Reginald" at the Smithsonian Magazine 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 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