Freestone County Historical Museum


Recorder donates to museum

The Fairfield Recorder donated archive books from 1925 through 1989 to the Freestone County Historical Museum last week. The archive books have one edition from each week of the above specified years. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Pictured are (from left) Linda Mullen; Curator Patty Pratt; Publisher Richard Nelson; Nancy Rula; and Brad Pullin.
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So long, Nancy!

Freestone County Historical Museum staff said good-bye to former museum curator Nancy Taylor after serving the museum and county for many years. Taylor is now moving to Ohio. Current FCHM Board President Linda Mullen presented Taylor with a certificate of appreciation and passed on the well wishes of the staff and community.
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Museum poster winners announced

Spencer and Conner Munster are pictured with Wortham Judge Ray Jones. Their poster, which won the museum's contest, is about his grandfather Army Air Corp Medic Bartley Benjamin Livingston.

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Prizes were awarded last week for the Freestone County Historical Museum's 50 Year Anniversary Poster Contest. Winners were awarded a pizza party and cash prizes. Spencer and Conner Munster, of Wortham, took home the first place prize with their poster about the World War II Army Air Corp Medic Bartley Benjamin Livingston.

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Museum sponsors contest for celebration

The Freestone County Historical Museum is excited to announce the museum’s 50 Year Celebration. The museum staff and board would like to make Freestone County 7th graders a part of the celebration by sponsoring a Freestone County History Museum Display Poster Board Contest for all county 7th grade social studies and language arts students. The winning board will be displayed in the Poster Display Area at the museum throughout 2017. There is a $50 prize for the winning student or group and a $50 prize for the teacher, plus a pizza party for the classroom that submits the winning poster! The teacher will also receive a $100 gift certificate for the purchase of historic fiction and non-fiction books/materials for the classroom! Each 7th grade classroom will be able to submit two boards to be judged at the museum. We hope you will approve this project for your 7th grade students and encourage the teachers and students to participate.


Museum says thanks

Dear Mayor Hill,

We greatly appreciate the assistance given to the Freestone County Historical Museum today by the Fairfield City Parks Department (Jerry Hughes) and the workers from the TDC Boyd Unit as supervised by Officer Mike Gaskin. The maintenance chores they completed are greatly appreciated and go a long way in providing for the continuing upkeep needs of our county museum's buildings and grounds. The preservation and maintenance of Freestone County history for public display and enjoyment would be difficult without this valuable support.


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