The Terrell Carnegie Library Building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, served Terrell as a library until the mid 1980s. It is now the home of our Terrell Heritage Museum displaying a variety of artifacts from Terrell's past.
Over the past year we received several Terrell related donations. It was especially exciting to receive a counter top Coats & Clark thread cabinet originally used in the McCord store. We are using the shallow drawers to display some of our antique crochet and embroidery items. They are displayed under glass which is elevated with antique wood thread spools. We were also gifted with a 1918 “Owl” Terrell High School yearbook. A generous donor found it on Ebay and purchased in our behalf. She is keeping her eye out for additional yearbooks that we may need to fill out our collection. Several other yearbooks, scrapbooks, diplomas, and letters have been donated.
We were honored to have a young man choose the Heritage Museum as his Eagle Scout Project. He scanned the card files of our extensive collection and gave us a back up of our card files. He titled his project “Disaster Recovery” and it was something we had been concerned about and could now check it off our list.
The Rail Car renovation continues. The painting of the car back to its original colors has been completed and the historic proper lettering has been applied. The foggy Plexiglas windows have been replaced with new clear Lexan windows which was an amazing change. We have added two truck loads of white chico rock on either side of the track giving it a more authentic look. We will add another load in the next few weeks. We are especially excited that the Social Science Club will be including the Terrell Rail Car in their 2018 Christmas in a Small Town home tour and the Terrell Garden Club has offered to decorate for Christmas the interior and exterior of the car.
Last year’s Christmas tree lighting was successful and the tree looked amazing. The City generously agreed for us to contract with a professional company to install the LED lights. Downtown Terrell will again have their Shop Local Day on November 24th which will culminate with the fifth annual Museum Christmas Tree Lighting. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this fun Terrell event.
Our Facebook page continues to be popular. We have a new volunteer who is working closely with James McCord to find interesting items in our extensive collection of photos and other items. Please visit and “like” our Facebook page at “Terrell Heritage Museum”.
Please remember us when cleaning out your attic or garage. The Heritage Society is a 501c3 and we can give a tax receipt for all donations.
There is a membership form for 2018 - 19 on this web-site. Please take the time today to print out, to write a check and join the Society and help us preserve Terrell’s rich history. Volunteer opportunities are available.
Thank you for your generosity and continued interest.
Board of Directors