News & Events

New exhibits, updated collections, publications and more.

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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1Jul
2021

The History Center will be closed on Monday, July 5 in honor of the Independence Day holiday.  Regular hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 to 5:00) will resume on Tuesday, July 6.  The History Center wishes everyone a safe and festive 4th of July.

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1Jun
2021

As of June 1, 2021, The History Center is happy to announce there are no longer any restrictions for visitors to our facilities.  COVID-19 restrictions that limited the number of guests have been lifted and staff is happy to welcome all vistors and researchers to explore our exhibits and collections.  As always,...

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28May
2021

The History Center will be closed on Monday May 31, 2021 in observance of Memorial Day. 

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29Mar
2021

April 2021 COVID-19 Operations Update: Beginning Monday, April 5, 2021, The History Center will be open to a limited capacity of 8 visitors at a time, and the reading room will be limited to 3 researchers at a time. We continue to ask that all visitors wear a mask. Appointments are no longer necessary (while abiding to the limits),...

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8Mar
2021

In celebration of International Women's Day, The History Center is celebrating committee member, patron, and friend Ellen Temple and her documentary film "Citizens at Last: Texas Women Fight for the Vote," which premiers on Austin PBS on March 19 and will be available to watch online and through their streaming platforms after broadcast.  Using...

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