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!
June 2017 Freestone County Fair Parade
New period door
2015/2016 - WINDOWS & DOORS
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 the windows on the front of the building have now been underwritten through the sponsorship program. Only 12 are remaining to be sponsored.
2017 - BRICK WORK has BEGUN - 2017
Colonial Construction of Corsicana began replacing missing brick around
the new windows in late October 2017. Matching handmade bricks were shipped in
from Gavin Historical Bricks. Finishing touches will be made fall/winter of 2018.
2018 - FLOORING - 2018
Steve Grecu, Home Improvement General Contractors, is now in the process of doing the
restoration work on the flooring which will hopefully be completed by early fall.
2019 - BRICK WORK CONTINUES / NON-PERIOD WALLS REMOVED
Steve Grecu continues working diligently on the brick work and interior
The ugly pink house is gone! Soon to come in the near future is the Littlejohn House Reproduction. It will be a fine example of a very uniquely designed farm house from the early 1900s that was once located in the Shanks community.
JAIL RESTORATION UPDATES
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.
Would your FAMILY or BUSINESS like to sponsor a 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!
Steve Grecu restores the cornice brick work
FREESTONE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
New windows being installed
Restoration of Fairfield's old 1936 fire truck 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.
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