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Matagorda County African-American Historical Society


The Matagorda County African-American Historical
Society was organized June 28, 1998 to study, research
and document historical achievements of
African-Americans in Matagorda County, Texas and to
preserve that information for future generations.


  To study, research and document the vast amount of
past and present history of African-Americans in
Matagorda County.

  To cooperate with the Matagorda County Historical
Commission and the Texas State Historical Commission
to collect materials of significance to the area so
the findings can be made available to students and

  To disseminate historical information and to arouse
interest in the past life of African-Americans by
publishing historical findings, presenting heritage
facts, hosting informational lectures, interviewing
county citizens, and photographing buildings and


Meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. at the Bay City Service
Center, 7th Street and Avenue M, on the second Mondays
of September, December, March and June.


Membership is open to anyone who is interested in
preserving the African-American heritage of Matagorda
  $  5.00 - Individual
  $ 50.00 - Supporting members, sustaining members,
businesses & organizations
  $100.00 - Life Members


  African-American cowboys of Matagorda County
  African-American churches in Matagorda County


Matagorda County African-American Historical Society
c/o 4203 Lori Lane
Bay City, TX 77414

Copyright 2004 - Present by Carol Sue Gibbs
All rights reserved

Dec. 2, 2004
Feb. 19, 2006