Fryer Family Window
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 but one of the windows on the front of the building have now been underwritten through the sponsorship program. Only 13 are remaining to be sponsored.
The next phase will be restoring the foundation, which hopefully will begin this fall.
After the foundation is repaired, then the brick work can begin. The museum hopes to find early brick to match.
Restoration of Fairfield's old 1936 firetruck has NOW BEGUN!!! Local citizens Bill Green and Carroll Embrey have volunteered to do the engine work at cost of parts.
Funding is needed with this project.
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.
Childs Family Window
FREESTONE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Old windows coming out
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!
New period door
Davis Family Window
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 each window frame to hold your memory and place in Freestone County History!
This is a tax deductible donation!Would you like to sponsor one of the new windows in the jail?
Businesses may also sponsor a window!
A framed enlargement with all the men identified in now on display in the Bass Wing.
New windows being installed