Rockwall historical museum open for Fourth of July tours

ROCKWALL, TX (June 20, 2014) The Rockwall County Historical Foundation is pleased to announce, in conjunction with the special events planned at Harry Myers Park for the 4th of July Celebration, The Museum at Harry Myers Park will be open for visitors and conducting free tours on Friday, July 4th, 2014 for extended hours from 10am until 5pm.

Regular museum hours are every Wednesday and Saturday from 10am – 2pm and by special appointment.

The Museum is housed in the historical 1850 Manson-LaMoreaux-Hartman House located on Washington Street at Harry Myers Park. The building is believed to be the first residential structure in all of Rockwall County. The Museum houses the most expansive collection of furnishings, photographs, and artifacts from the county of Rockwall dating back to the 1840’s now available to the public. This special 4th of July Exhibit will highlight the heritage of Rockwall County and the role of our hometown veterans from The Civil War, World War I and World War II.

After exploring The Museum you are encouraged to roam the surrounding grounds of the Rockwall County Historical Foundation which include the popular “White Gazebo by the Pond”, the sky-high windmill and antique water-pump located directly behind the museum, The Carriage House, the authentic Tenant Farmer’s Cabin, and The Blackland Prairie Preservation Project featuring native grasses and flowers of the original settlers days. These expansive and breath-taking grounds are a favorite among photographers from all across the state of Texas, so bring your camera!

For more information, please contact the museum curator, Robin Shackelford at 972/722-1507.

Submitted by Robin Shackelford.


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