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
10 am - 2 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Other hours by appointment
Admission is FREE
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
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 February 14
The Bankhead Highway: An American By-Way
Historian Dan Smith provides photos and background on the Bankhead
Highway, a coast-to-coast by-way that ran through Rockwall, Fate and
Friday March 14
Royse City Recollections
Royse City native Deloris Cross Ballard will share her personal
recollections of growing up in Royse City.
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
Friday October 10
Friday November 14
A Full Deck
Photos featured on the Rockwall County Historical Foundation playing
Friday December 12
The Rock Wall Revisited: re-examine the history of the rock wall.
Rockwall Playing Cards
The Rockwall County Historical
Foundation is working to create a deck of playing cards that
will feature unique historical photos and educational facts
County on the face of each
card. This deck offers a fantastic opportunity for the
community to get involved. All 56 of the card faces may be
sponsored by anyone who is interested. Individuals may want to
put "In Memory of..." or "In Honor of..." on a card. Businesses
may want to support the organization by listing their name and
phone number or location. In addition to text sponsorship, four
local businesses may also display their company logo (in sepia
or black and white only) along with their sponsor information on
the Wild cards included in the deck. Playing card sponsorships
vary in price from $75 to $250 for standard sponsorships and
$500 for Wild cards. These limited edition playing cards are a
great way to highlight our community and preserve our history by
creating a fun, collectible new artifact to share. Besides
raising much-needed funds, the project will help raise awareness
of the Rockwall County Historical Foundation and also further
its mission. Upon the completion of the project, the playing
cards will be sold by members of the organization and in local
businesses. The organization will be proud to offer these
limited edition playing cards to the public at a cost of $10 per
deck. To sponsor a card or for more information, contact
foundation member Stephanie Bennett at 724-494-7078, drop by the
museum at 901 E. Washington, Rockwall, Texas 75087, or email
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.