News & Events

New exhibits, updated collections, publications and more.

22Nov
2021

The History Center will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, 2021 in observance of the Thanksgiving holidays.  Regular hours will resume on Monday, November 29, 2021.  History Center staff wishes everyone a happy and blessed holiday.  

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16Nov
2021

The History Center's website is constantly updated with newly processed and digitized collections.  Here are four interesting collections that showcase the wide range of topics our collections cover.  Teacher and Red Cross worker Ilene Cornick traveled the world during the 1940's and 1950's and her collection is now online here.  Diboll'...

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10Nov
2021

The History Center will be closed on Thursday, Novemeber 11, 2021 in observance of Veterans Day.  We will reopen with our regular hours on Friday, November 12, 2021.  The staff of The History Center is very grateful to veterans for their sacrifices and thanks them for their service.  

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29Oct
2021

On October 28, Sheryl Small visited The History Center to add to her family collections.  The Frazier-Runnels Family Collection documents her grandparents, Harrison and Mary Frazier and her great grandparents, James and Emma Runnels.  The Frazier and Runnels families were landowners, farmers, sawyers, and pillars of the community in the Boykin Settlement and...

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3Sep
2021

The History Center will be closed in observance of the Labor Day Holiday on September 6, 2021.  We will reopen on September 7, 2021 with regular hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.

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2Sep
2021

On June 9, 2021, Executive Director Jonathan Gerland appeared on the Chamber Connect podcast.  Interviewers Tara Watson-Watkins and Blake Pollino asked him about the History Center's mission, collections, and events.  The interview is available to watch here.  

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6Aug
2021

On August 5, 2021, Sheryl Small donated approximately 31 photographs and 100 documents that help tell the story of the Frazier and Runnels families in southern Angelina County.  Well-known African American members of the Boykin Community and students at the Vernon County Line School, the Runnels and Frazier families farmed, worked for lumber companies, worked as quarry workers...

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2Aug
2021

On July 30, 2021 Mary Goodwin and Robin Collmorgan donated seven scrapbooks detailing the life and legal career of Judge Gerald Goodwin.  The books contain newsclippings from 1968-2019, covering his time as a prosecutor, District attorney, District Judge, and Senior District Judge. These scrapbooks are an invaluable resource that complements the collection of papers donated...

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14Jul
2021

The public is invited to join us in celebrating Patsy Colbert's more than 30 years of employment with the T. L. L. Temple Memorial Library and The History Center. Patsy is retiring at the end of this month and we hope the community will join us for a come-and-go reception in her honor at The...

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9Jul
2021

OFFICE MANAGER / ARCHIVES ASSISTANT The History Center is seeking a dynamic, highly organized professional able to handle multiple activities at a time to fill its fulltime position of Office Manager/Archives Assistant. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, public service minded, and demonstrate excellent communication skills. The position reports directly to the executive director. Job...

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