Crane County
Historical Commission

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
All meetings unless otherwise indicated are held
at the Crane County Museum.
409 S. Gaston.
3 FEB 2005
   7:00pm
Yearly organizational meeting
5 MAY 2005
   7:00pm
Budget meeting
4 AUG 2005
   7:00pm
Regular meeting
3 NOV 2005
   7:00pm
Regular meeting

Crane County
Historical Commission

The purpose of this Commission shall be to establish, support and maintain a museum to house, display and preserve articles and evidences of the past history of Crane County and the surrounding territory.  The Crane County Historical Commisssion seeks to obtain, own, and preserve articles of historical interest in order to bring about a better understanding and appreciation of the history and culture of this area.

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Crane County Information


Formed from Tom Green County
Created:      February 26, 1887
Organized:  September 3, 1927
Named in honor of William Carey Crane
(1816-1885) a Baptist minister and
President of Baylor University 1863-1885.



Crane County Demographic Profile

2000 Census Data
Hispanic 1753   43.97%
White 2083   52.13%
Black   116     2.90%
Am. Ind.     14     0.35%
Asian     14     0.35%
NHOPI       0     0.00%
Other       1     0.03%
Multi     15     0.38%
Total 3996 100.00%


MEMBERSHIP

The Crane County Historical Commission consists of volunteer members appointed to two-year terms by the Crane County Commissioners Court.

Historical Commission Members 2005-2006

Bud Taylor

Chairperson

William Dawson

Vice Chairperson

Heather Basurto

Secretary/Treasurer

BOARD:
   Joe Allen, Heather Basurto, Gene Cowden, Bill Dawson, Betty Desper, David Griffin,
   Mickey Hurst, Buella McManus, Evelyn Stroder, Bud Taylor.
Associate members Debbie Cowden, Betty Damron, Doug Damron, Jack Damron, Gordon Hooper

Membership lists from 1975-2000



Crane County Museum - Arts Association

Museum Hours: All year, Mon-Fri. 1:00 til 4:00pm. Weekends May through September. Sat. 9-12am;1-5pm, Sun. 1-4pm.

Bud Taylor

432- 558-3286

Genny Townsend

432-


PUBLICATIONS
by the
Crane County Historical Commission

Crane County Historical Commission, Crane County History, 1927-1983 ,Crane, Texas,   1983.

Other Publication about Crane County

Crane County. Crane County. Texas: Crane County, 1995
Crane County. Crane County. Crane, Texas: Crane News, 1995.
Ingram, Bill D.  Gulf/There Once Was A Spot. 1998.


FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CRANE COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION



Crane County Historical Commission
P.O. BOX 457
Crane, Texas 79731.



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