Terrell Heritage Museum


September 1, 2017

Dear Friends,

Another year has passed and the museum collection continues to grow.  We are so pleased when we receive donations of items related to Terrell’s interesting past.  Just recently we received a 1928 Terrell High School Yearbook, several High School letter jacket letters and a collection of 1950’s band pictures.  We also received a Chris Café wood menu holder, a Burnett High School football program, a Jamie Foxx CD and movie DVD, and several letters home from a WWI soldier, just to name a few from the past several months.

 Please remember the museum when cleaning out your closets and homes.  We cherish every item we receive and it will add to the researchable history of Terrell. Photographs, slides or letters can be copied and returned to you.

We have completed the indexing of the approximately 850 oral histories donated by Lou Ann Everett when she retired from Trinity Valley Community College.  The history assignment was to interview a senior relative or friend about their experiences during the Great Depression through the Vietnam War. The short interviews are not only interesting but often times moving.  They are available for review and research and are listed for research by the Texas Historical Commission.  We would love to compile more oral histories from Terrell residents, written or filmed, but need volunteers -  anyone interested.

Renovations to the museum continue, nothing like last years new roof  but small items that all make a difference.  Thank you City of Terrell. 

The Rail Car restoration continues.  We are in the process of painting the rail car back to its original color “Tuscan Red” and Dr. John Myers continues to mill new wood replacements as needed.  He is working on the west side windows currently.  This past Heritage Jubilee the rail car welcomed 1,524 visitors and we continue to open the car for tours  by appointment.

During 2017, the Museum participated in downtown events - Happy Days, Terrell Art Walk,  Christmas in July, and will participate in the Shop Local Day on November 25th which will culminate with the fourth annual Museum Christmas Tree Lighting at 5:30. 

Our Facebook page continues to be popular and our “likes” continue to rise – 1,104 to date.  Please visit and “like” our Facebook page at “Terrell Heritage Museum”.

Please take the time today to write a check and join the Society and help us preserve Terrell’s rich history.  Just a reminder, at the $100 or greater level of membership we will research the history of one home or property.

Thank you for your continued interest.


Terrell Heritage Society
Board of Directors

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