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The Fannin County Historical Commission promotes the preservation of the history and administers the Texas Historical Commission's historical marker program for Fannin County. Through its website and physical files, the commission makes available to the public a wide range of historical information.Joined: October 2015.
The Fire Museum of Texas is located in the Beaumont Fire Department's 1927 Central Fire Station and first opened in 1984. In 1986, the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association endorsed it as Texas' official fire museum. Today the museum provides access to fire service history and education for people in Beaumont all across the state of Texas. It is a nonprofit organization and is operated by Beaumont Fire-Rescue Services.Joined: December 2013.
The First Christian Church of Port Arthur is part of the Disciples of Christ denomination, and have been in Port Arthur since 1904. In addition to the important role they play in there community, the church is known for famous rock star Janis Joplin, who sang with the youth choir in the early 1950s. The church received a Rescuing Texas History grant in 2007 to aid in digitization of their historical materials.Joined: May 2009.
This publicly supported nonprofit institution serves the Fort Bend community as a resource center, with the Richmond-based George Memorial Library as its main campus. The building houses the Genealogy & Local History Department, which contains unique resources documenting county history as well as the history of the southeastern U.S. The libraries' materials include information on history of the South, federal censuses, the Civil War, genealogy, and more.Joined: June 2015.
For nearly 40 years, the Fort Bend Museum has preserved and interpreted Fort Bend County and Texas history. It provides a glimpse into the history of life on the Brazos River through exhibit galleries, home museums, and a walking tour of historic Richmond. Among the materials included in the museum's collections are photos of prohibitionist Carrie A. Nation, "Mother of Texas" Janne Long, and U.S. Congressman John Moore.Joined: May 2009.
The Fort Worth Aviation Museum (formerly the Veterans Memorial Air Park) is a group of organizations dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of aviation in Fort Worth, the North Texas region, and around the world. FWAM operates under the corporate charter of the OV-10 Bronco Association, Inc., a nonprofit organization. The FWAM includes the B-36 Peacemaker Museum, the Forward Air Controller’s Museum.Joined: November 2015.
A program of the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, the Archives is part of the mission to unite and strengthen the Jewish community in Texas and ensure their well-being and continuity. It includes materials from multiple generations and organizations, including Men's Chevra Kadisha, Dan Danciger Jewish Community Center, Jewish War Veterans, National Council of Jewish Women, Hadassah, B'nai B'rith Women and Ahavath Sholom.Joined: March 2011.
Originally housed in two rooms at De Zavala Elementary School in Fort Worth, the museum has grown since its inception in 1939 and official opening in 1945. The purpose of the museum has always been to provide engaging programs and exhibits to promote learning in science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. Today it serves more than 1 million people annually.Joined: February 2016.
Located in the heart of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Public Library provides residents of the city with access to millions of books and other resources. In addition to traditional library services, they host events, workshops, trainings, and passport acceptance. The library received a grant for "Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures" for their role in preserving city history.Joined: May 2009.
Built in 1841, the French Legation Museum is the oldest existing home in Austin. It began as the private home of Alphonse Dubois, the French chargé d'affaires and changed hands twice before it fell under the custody of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, who maintain and provide access to the museum today.Joined: October 2009.
The French Simpson Memorial Library is serves Halletsville and the surrounding areas as part of the South Texas Library System. The photograph collection at the Friench Simpson Memorial Library is the largest and most complete collection of historic photographs of Lavaca County. Since its founding in 1937, the library's core mission has been to link people knowledge and promote lifelong learning.Joined: February 2011.
With a focus on literacy and intellectual freedom, the Frisco Public Library first came to fruition in 1991 in a small building, staffed solely by volunteers and paid only $1 a year in rent. Today, the library has grown into a well-funded, innovative institution located in the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, but still maintains the same mission of educating and inspiring patrons, both in person and online.Joined: September 2016.
Frontier Texas is a history museum, heritage center and visitor information center located in downtown Abilene. The facility, opened in 2004, showcases the history of the Texas frontier and promotes the historical attractions in the Texas Forts Trail region. The museum allows visitors to relive the Old West through of state-of-the-art technology and brings the frontier to life to let visitors meet people who played out their lives on the Texas frontier. Frontier Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.Joined: May 2015.