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
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!
10 am - 2 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
And by special appointment
Please contact the museum curator,
Robin Shackelford at
for more information
P.O. Box 916, Rockwall, Texas 75087
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.
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
Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum will
be held September 18 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please stop by to
welcome the new Curator, Robin Shackelford. She began work early
in June as Debbie Lawhon retired after faithfully serving over 7
years as Curator.
Business After Hours
Business After Hours for
fellow members of the Chamber of Commerce community will be held
at the Museum on October 9 from 5:30pm to 7:30 pm. Our previous
function was such a success that we wanted to show off revamped
exhibits. Since October is Archeology month, we anticipate
having additional information/displays available that showcase
Rockwall County’s unique archeological history.
RCHF Card decks
Edition of RCHF normal deck of playing cards featuring 56 unique
photos of Rockwall County have arrived! The decks will be
available at the Museum during regular hours of Wednesday and
Saturday, 10:00 to 2:00, and at the Brown Bag lectures scheduled
for September 12, October 10, November 14 and December 12. You
will want to be among the first to purchase your historic
keepsake decks at $10.00 each.
Save the date
Perhaps you have heard rumblings about
the Fall Fundraiser, Blast to the Past Trivia Contest. Lift off
is scheduled Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm at Rockwall
High School Cafeteria Annex. MRE’s – meals ready to eat – will
be prepared and served by the school’s award winning Culinary
Arts class. Three research teams, headed by Dana Cullins Macalik,
Lucinda Pullen Rogers and Billy Self will aim for the moon as
they answer questions relating to Rockwall County’s Agrarian
Heritage, Municipal Progress and Lake Lore. This should be an
entertaining and educational evening! Please plan to attend.
Reservations will be required.
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.
June - August summer break
Friday September 12
A Championship Remembered: featuring the 1963 State Championship
football team. Speaker, Linda Duran with members of the award
Friday October 10
Talking Tombstones: Chandler Family and Chandler Cemetery history will
Friday November 14
A Full Deck
Photos featured on the Rockwall County Historical Foundation playing
Get your own set of cards at this event.
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
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,
Do you have a GPS?
Have an interest in Treasure Hunting?
If so, we
invite you to hunt for our geocache location. Simply go to
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.