A framed enlargement with all the men identified in now on display in the Bass Wing.
Much THANKS goes to the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department and the Community National Bank for their very generous $500 dollar donations to help restore the firetruck.
We challenge all of the other banks in Freestone County to match this $500 donation. If all could give this amount, the $5000 expense could be met rapidly.
Restoration of Fairfield's old 1936 firetruck has NOW been COMPLETED!! Local citizens Bill Green and Carroll Embry completed the engine work at cost of parts. Steve White restored the exhaust and cooling systems at cost.
Funding is needed to cover expenses of the restoration. $1,000 has already been donated!
Colonial Construction begins exterior brick replacement.
Preservation is an important part of our mission and the board of directors is now turning their full attention to our late 19th Century Freestone County Jail. The years have taken their toll and a full scale renovation is necessary to save the building. The board has brought in historic preservation architect, Mark Thacker, who is with Sinclair and Wright Architects. He has laid out the frame work for saving this historic Freestone County Landmark. It will be a costly endeavor but well worth the money. The museum board will keep you posted as our fund raising efforts begin to take place.
The board hopes you will join them as they try to save this county landmark!
Much THANKS go to Navarro County Electric Coop's Operation Round-up Program in helping restore the roof on this great relic of Texas history. Educating our children how their ancestors lived is very important aspect of preserving history for generations to come. The cabin shows how an early one room school would have looked.
Also thanks to Steve Grecu's Home Improvement company for making the repairs.
Would you like to sponsor one of the new windows in the jail?
Window Sponsorship cost $3,000 per window. A plaque will be permanently placed on a specified window frame to hold your memory and place in Freestone County History! What a wonderful way to honor your loved one's memory.
This is a tax deductible donation!
Businesses may also sponsor a window!
Childs Family Window
Fryer Family Window
June 2017 Freestone County Fair Parade
FREESTONE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
New period door
Davis Family Window
New windows being installed
JAIL RESTORATION UPDATES
All of the historically correct windows (seventeen total) and doors have now been installed. The windows were restored to their original size and appearance. All of twindows on the front of the building have now been underwritten through the sponsorship program. Only 12 are remaining to be sponsored.
BRICK WORK has BEGUN
Colonial Construction of Corsicana began replacing missing brick around the new windows in October. Matching handmade bricks have been ordered from Gavin Historical Bricks.
WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL to Don McLeod for donating his time in helping with the drainage work at cost!!! THANK YOU DON!!!
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