Trinity County Historical Commission
Preservation and Fund Raising Projects
Fundraising efforts through Friends of Trinity County Historical Commission, Inc.
Books For Sale
Re-print of Trinity County Beginnings, 1986, by Lt. Col. Joseph and Patricia Hensley. Cost is $100.00 plus $15.00 shipping and Handling, or can be picked up the the Trinity County Museum.
Trinity County, a Legend of Its Own There are many wonderful family stories about life in Trinity County, its folklore, legends and other wild tales. The book entitled “Trinity County, a Legend of Its Own” records old stories, legends and just downright good “Old Folks” tales that we have all heard at our Mother’s and Father’s knees on the front porches and the stoops of the country stores wherever a crowd gathered. We can all recall the chill of goose bumps when a story of murder or mayhem would be told; the moans of disbelief and the ribald laughter that would accompany many of these tales. These are the stories that are included in the book. This book is a library quality collection of tall tales, family stories and happenings of past times in Trinity County. A good many citizens who were raised or lived in Trinity County or had local ancestors here have wonderful stories just waiting to be told. The cost is $60.00, plus $15.00 shipping and handling.
Trinity County Cemeteries -3rd Edition. Out of Print, please see our Cemetery page for listings in Trinity County
The House of Thompson was first printed in 1908 by "The American Lumbermen" and has been reprinted from the original version. This historical book contains over 90 pages of rare photos that show the woods as they looked when the early settlers arrived in East Texas. 90 plus pages of photographs and stories of the Thompson Brothers Sawmills. A "must have" for the East Texas and Trinity County historian. The cost is $30.00 each, plus $15.00 shipping and handling.
For information and ordering books:
Contact the museum at 936-642-0242 and leave a message or email email@example.com
Museum open Tues.,
Weds., Thurs. 9-4
Trinity County Museum
Museum open Tues., Weds., Thurs. 9-4
The Kate Bell building, located on the property, now holds the Hensley Genealogical and Historical Research Center. This is a collection of Trinity County family histories, obituaries, marriage records, birth and death records, historical photographs, historical research materials and reference books that is available for the history or genealogy enthusiast. We also offer help in locating the records you need in Trinity County and guidelines for genealogy or historical research in Trinity County.
The Museum's rock building holds the historical collection of artifacts and memorabilia related to Trinity County's history. In the future our wonderful collection of Trinity County memorabilia will be enhanced to include more educational and historical information about Trinity County and it's colorful past.
Heritage tourism is on the rise, showing fantastic economic benefits for communities that have become involved with historical preservation and attractions. Trinity County is no exception. We at the TCHC are gearing up to make Trinity County part of the growing historical enthusiasm. We have had over 49,000 people visit the Trinity County website for family information. Many have come to Trinity County to search our records and visit the communities where their ancestors roamed long before. Genealogy has become one of the most popular hobbies in America and the world!
We need your support!
Please help us by making a donation to the Museum TODAY!
Friends of Trinity County Historical Commission, Inc.
Other TCHC On-Going Projects!
attend our meetings and find out what is happening. Our meeting dates and
locations are posted on the TCHC site.
Donations are greatly appreciated for any of our historical preservation
Friends of the Trinity County Historical Commission, Inc.
The Friends of the Trinity County Historical Commission, Inc. is a 501
(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Trinity County
Historical Commission historical preservation mission. The Friends help
raise money to support TCHC projects.
Support from the Friends comes from grants, and contributions from corporate, foundations and individual donors. The partnership between the Friends and the TCHC allows the agency to leverage limited public funds through matching grant opportunities. The Friends consists of volunteers within our community, overseen by a volunteer board and the Chairman of the TCHC.
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