Rockwall County Historical Foundation presents ‘The Way Things Were: Texas Settlers and their Buildings’

Courtesy photo submitted by Rockwall County Historical Foundation. Photo by Tom Prather.

(ROCKWALL, TX) August 25, 2021 – Beginning Tuesday, August 31st, the Rockwall County Historical Foundation will present “The Way Things Were: Texas Settlers and Their Buildings, 1860s-1930s,” an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

“The Way Things Were” focuses on family and community life of Texas settlers as reflected in old buildings. The exhibition looks at early Texas buildings for information about settlers’ visions of community and progress and their accommodation to the physical demands and economic realities of everyday life.

The exhibition will be available to the public from August 31st to September 28th at The Bailey House, which is next door to the Rockwall County Museum on the grounds of Harry Myers Park. For more information about viewing hours or to arrange group visits, contact the Rockwall County Historical Foundation at 972-722-1507.


Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, museum exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at or call 512.440.1991.


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