Burleson County Historical Society, Inc.
The Burleson County Historical Society assists in the preservation of buildings, historical sites, works of art, documents, papers, pictures, records and writings of historical, traditional and cultural value, and to perpetuate those customs of the people and traditions and folklore which seem to beautify and enrich the community life of Burleson County. From the first explorers along the old Camino Real to the days of the Texas’ Revolution and Civil War, on to the influx of Czech immigrants and the emergence of ranching, agriculture and oil booms, we strive to preserve our remarkable and intricate history.
The BCHS is anxious to cooperate with all persons, groups, organizations and agencies in our efforts to promote these objectives, and invite you to contact us if we can be of any assistance with your group or individual projects.
Regular meetings of the BCHS are on third Tuesdays of each month,
at 7 p.m. at the historic Kraitchar House in Caldwell, Texas. The house is located on the corner of Porter and Buck Streets, just two blocks from the courthouse square. We invite you to join us.
The Thomas Kraitchar, Jr.
House is a fine example of a Victorian cottage-style residence. It was built in 1891 for Mr. Kraitchar,
a local maerchant and former Burleson County Tax Collector and Caldwell City Alderman. It reamined
in the Kraitchar family until 1982.
The Kraitchar House now belongs to, and serves as, a meeting place for the Historical Society, as well as other events, such as our traditional First Friday Luncheons. It is available to the public for private events for a nominal fee.
The Burleson County Historical Museum is located
in the lower level of the county courthouse in Caldwell, and features many
items of 19th Century pioneer days, including relics from Fort Tenoxtitlan,
which was established in 1830. Exhibits, cemetery records,
family histories and other archives are available for research.
The museum is open on Fridays, from 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Burleson County Historical Society
Officers for 2000 & 2001
Judy Richardson, president
Tammy Kubecka, vice president
Dee Orlopp, secretary Ann Sebesta, treasurer
With new officers this year, the BCHS is exciting about starting
new projects and continuing old ones. We welcome your suggestions.
Contact us at the above address or Email
We’re striving to preserve our past for future generations!!
Try these related links:
Texas Historical Commission
Burleson County Gen Web
Burleson County Migrations
Texas Slave Project
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