Harrison County Historical Museum Recognized for Permanent Exhibits


MARSHALL, Texas (KLTV) – A local East Texas museum was recently recognized for its permanent exhibits.

The Harrison County Historical Museum received the John L. Nau, III Award from the Texas Historical Commission. The award is for the permanent exhibit in the 1901 courthouse which details the history of Marshall and Harrison County. Also their Memorial City Hall of Performing Arts which houses two floors of permanent exhibits dedicated to Harrison County veterans. Exhibits tell detailed veterans’ stories in their own words. The award came as a surprise to the staff and they were honored to be nominated and chosen.

“We were very excited about it. This year they didn’t have the convention in Austin, it was virtual. We all gathered in the upstairs courtroom in 1901 where they still hold court and watched it on the big screen. Any award-winning museum will attract the attention of history buffs, genologists and researchers. It’s a good thing for us, it attracts groups,” said Becky Palmer, executive director of the Harrison County Historical Museum.

The historic 1901 courthouse museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Memorial City Hall is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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Patrick F. Williams