Rockwall County Historical Foundation

Preserving the Past For the Future

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Museum

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 the public.

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!

Wednesday 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
And by special appointment
 

 Email Address

Please contact the museum curator,
 
972-722-1507, for more information

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
 

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 available

First 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. 

 

Friday October 10
Talking Tombstones: Chandler Family and Chandler Cemetery history will be presented

 

Friday November 14
A Full Deck

Photos featured on the Rockwall County Historical Foundation playing cards.

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 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!

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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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