Brunch and Minerals Tour benefiting Rockwall County Historical Foundation

Brunch and Minerals Tour benefiting Rockwall County Historical Foundation

  ROCKWALL, TX (September 5, 2021) The Rockwall County Historical Foundation is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Brunch with Minerals Tour Fundraiser 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, hosted by Jim and Gail Spann at their home filled with crystals, minerals, and treasures galore. Tickets are $50/single or $500/table of […]

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

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

(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 […]

‘Annexation: Celebration of Texas Statehood’ exhibit at The Bailey House

‘Annexation: Celebration of Texas Statehood’ exhibit at The Bailey House

ROCKWALL, TX (June 24, 2021) The Rockwall County Historical Foundation is excited to announce the  exhibit, “Annexation: Celebration of Texas Statehood,” running through July 20 at The Bailey House, 903 E. Washington St. in Rockwall. The exhibit will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

Rockwall County Historical Foundation to present ‘Signers of Texas Declaration of Independence’ exhibit

Rockwall County Historical Foundation to present ‘Signers of Texas Declaration of Independence’ exhibit

ROCKWALL, TX – March 29, 2021 – Beginning April 6, 2021, The Rockwall County Historical Foundation will present “Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence,” an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. On the frozen morning of March 1, 1836, forty-four men shivered in an unfinished house […]

Jude Wilkerson, 13, builds benches at Rockwall’s historical museum for Eagle Scout project

Jude Wilkerson, 13, builds benches at Rockwall’s historical museum for Eagle Scout project

    ROCKWALL, TX (September 21, 2020) Thirteen-year-old Jude Wilkerson of Rockwall, a home schooler who serves as a bugler and instructor for Boy Scout Troop 690, spent this past weekend building portable benches at the Rockwall County Historical Foundation museum for his Eagle Scout project.   Assisted by troop members, Jude made seven benches […]

Historical Foundation exhibit at Bailey House pays tribute to Rockwall as ‘Wedding Capital of Texas’

Historical Foundation exhibit at Bailey House pays tribute to Rockwall as ‘Wedding Capital of Texas’

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (July 7, 2020)  Did you know Rockwall was once known as the Wedding Capital of Texas? In the 1940s and 50s, a marriage license could be obtained at all hours of the night –  thanks to a local doctor who kept his practice open late to provide blood tests, and a night watchman […]

Historical Foundation unveils reconstructed rock wall

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 8, 2017)By now many know that Rockwall was named after the discovery of a mysterious rock wall that was unearthed in 1852 as Benjamin Boydstun, Terry Utley Wade, and William Clay Stevenson were digging a well.  As speculation continues regarding the wall’s origin – whether it’s a natural geologic formation or […]

Magness provides history of Rockwall roads in Historical Foundation lecture series

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 29, 2017) Did you know that from the 1800s into the 1900s, Rockwall County had very little road construction equipment and that repairs to roads fell on the shoulders of the landowners and citizens? The Rockwall County Historical Foundation welcomed County Commissioner David Magness for its Sheri Stodghill Lecture Series on Friday, […]

Historical Foundation to celebrate Founders Day with Living Exhibits, chance to become ‘guest farmer’ at Cotton Patch

Guest farmers invited to stake out a parcel of Blackland Prairie and plant their own cotton crop (ROCKWALL, TX – May 12, 2016) The Rockwall Founders Day celebration on Saturday, May 21 will include the opportunity for folks to “lease” parcels of the Rockwall County Historical Foundation’s Cotton Patch and plant cotton seeds for the […]

Rockwall County Historical Foundation announces Sheri Stodghill Lecture Series 2016

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 11, 2016) The Rockwall County Historical Foundation and Rockwall County Historical Commission present the Sheri Stodghill Lecture Series 2016, which features programs of historical interest from noon to 1 p.m. in the third floor courtroom at Rockwall’s historic downtown courthouse, on the second Friday of the month unless otherwise noted*. These events […]

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