Historical foundation to showcase museum memorabilia

The Rockwall County Historical Foundation Museum is located in the Manson-LaMoreaux-Hartman House in Harry Myers Park on Washington Street. The museum features displays with artifacts and memorabilia from Rockwall County residents. Photo: rockwallhistoricalfoundation.com

“Museum Memorabilia” will be in the spotlight Friday, April 13 as the Rockwall County Historical Foundation highlights some of the most unique acquisitions in its collection.

The free program is family-friendly and open to the public as part of the RCHF’s 2012 Brown Bag Lecture Series.

The RCHF, in conjunction with the Rockwall County Historical Commission, brings the program to the historic courthouse in downtown Rockwall from noon to 1 p.m. on the second Friday of every month (with a break from June through August).  Guests are invited to bring a lunch to enjoy as they listen to the programs that address topics related to Rockwall history.

Photo: www.rockwallhistoricalfoundation.com

This Friday, April 13, learn about how the post office operated in the past; how the WPA built some of the counties “nicest” outhouses; and what significance the USS Rockwall has to local history.

Next month take “A Walk Down Main Street” in honor of Preservation Month. The Brown Bag Lecture Series will focus on Rockwall as one of the state’s designated Main Street cities and will include an overview of downtown businesses, architecture and social life from the late 1800s through the 1970s.

Also featured will be a “Headlines and Highlights” section that will spotlight ads and stories from downtown Rockwall.

And you’ll learn about Rockwall’s Main Street program and the plans for continued preservation of the downtown area.

For more information, call Sheri Fowler at 214-926-6466.

Also, read about the landmark sign posted at Wallace Farmstead.

Thanks to Carolyn Francisco for sharing this event; edited for publication by Blue Ribbon News.

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