Rockwall County Historical Foundation

Preserving the Past For the Future

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Museum

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. 

Wednesday 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Other hours by appointment
Admission is FREE

 Email Address
 

972-722-1507

901 E. Washington, Rockwall, Texas 75087

mailing address:
P.O. Box 916, Rockwall, Texas 75087

2014 President
Carolyn Francisco 

 

Mission Statement
The Rockwall County Historical Foundation, maintaining that the past should be preserved for the future, encourages the restoration, education and recognition of significant places and people, thus allowing all to enjoy the treasure that is our past.

 

Historical LINKS

Rockwall Roots

Texas Historical Commission

Rockwall County

Looking for a place to spend the night in Rockwall?
Click on the chamber of commerce link for a complete list of local hotels and motels.
Rockwall Chamber of Commerce

 

 

Events
 

Rockwall's Founders Day Festival
Harry Myers Park
May 17, 2014
 

Rockwall County Historical Foundation Museum
9 am - 5 pm
(901 E. Washington)

See Living History Exhibits

Spinning;   Blacksmiths;   Chuck Wagon with Dutch Oven Cooking

Enjoy hands on activities

Butter Churning, Washing Clothes on a scrub board, Separating cotton seeds from bolls
Bee tinning, Scavenger Hunt, Pioneer Games and plain Old Fashioned Fun!

 

Brown Bag Lectures
The
Brown Bag Lecture Series is free and open to the public. All programs are from noon until 1 p.m. in the second floor courtroom at the historic courthouse in downtown Rockwall. All programs are related to topics of interest regarding Rockwall County history. 


Friday April 11
Stories from Rockwall County

Nancy and Bruce Beaty will preset a wonderful program featuring interesting stories about the community

Friday May 9
One American Soldier

Jo Nell Melody will share the story of her father-in-law who lived in Royse City.  this is the story of his service in World War II and his capture in France.

June - August summer break

Friday September 12
A Championship Remembered: featuring the 1963 State Championship football team.

 

Friday October 10
Talking Tombstones

 

Friday November 14
A Full Deck

Photos featured on the Rockwall County Historical Foundation playing cards.

 

Friday December 12
The Rock Wall Revisited: re-examine the history of the rock wall.

 

 

 

YOU CAN HELP US ACCUMULATE ACCOUNT REWARDS IN THE 2013-2014 KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM!

First of all, you must have a Kroger Plus Card. If you don’t, you can easily get one at any Kroger Food Store. This card entitles you to store savings and discounts.

Now, here’s how to enroll:

1. Visit KrogerCommunityRewards.com

2. Locate Texas and click “Enroll Now”

3. Sign in to your online account or create a new account

4. Find our non-profit organization, Rockwall County Historical Foundation (NPO Number 81701), and click “Save”

Once you’ve linked your card to our organization, every time you swipe your Kroger Plus Card a portion of your eligible store purchases will be applied to our account. Once a household member enrolls his or her card, all linked Kroger Plus cards within that household will be enrolled as well. Remember, only one non-profit organization per Kroger Plus Card can be registered. This twelve month program terminates on August 31, 2014.

 

Do you have a GPS?
and
Have an interest in Treasure Hunting?

If so, we invite you to hunt for our geocache location.  Simply go to to www.geocaching.com and type in our zip code.  You won't be disappointed!

Renew your membership now
return form on newsletter, or download here

Our very own Cotton Pickin' Patch Video

Click on the picture to view a video of a local girl enjoying the cotton patch.

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