HARRISON COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM Marshall, Texas
A Place for History and Learning
This all-new, permanent
exhibit will tell the stories of the people of Harrison County at War
Located in our annex in the soon-to-be redeveloped Memorial City Hall
these exhibits will use real artifacts and first-person accounts to tell poignant, inspiring stories of service and sacrifice.
OPENING SPRING 2017
VISIT OUR HISTORY EXHIBITS
See what our visitors say on TripAdvisor about our history exhibits
in the historic 1901 Harrison County Courthouse.
HISTORY FROM ELSEWHERE
William J. Hill Texas Artisans & Artists Archive
This archive of 19th Century artists, artisans and the objects they made recently reached a milestone with more than 30,000 records online ... including Harrison County artisans. Browse the archive by clicking on this link.
From the Desk of the TSHA Chief Historian
In this new email series, the Texas State Historical Associations's Chief Historian will share interesting topics about the rich and unique history of Texas. Randolph B. "Mike" Campbell is the author of numerous books on Texas history. Join TSHA and start enjoying more Texas history. Find out more by clicking on this link.
Today in Texas History
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