Kimble County Historical Museum
130 Hospital Drive
P.O. Box 271
Junction, Texas 76849
Open Wednesday - Saturday
11 a. m. to 4 p.m.
Tours available by appointment
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The Texas Ranger Bicentennial Celebration is commemorated locally with a collection of pictures and relics on loan from Rob Roy Spiller. Come to the museum to view this great new display during regular business hours at the museum! A special historical program about this famous group will be given by the Texas Rangers soon!
Gift shop now open. T-shirts, history books, pictures and other memorabilia for sale!
Visit the museum to see the newest display of Texas Sheep Shearing artifacts and pictures. Plans are in progress to build a replica of a shearing shed so a more in depth historical story can be told. Donations are appreciated. Please contact the museum for more information.
The annual 700 Springs Tour was once again a success! On May 20, 2023, a large group signed up and traveled along the scenic South Llano to the Lee Pfluger ranch and the beautiful water falls. This tour and historical program has been going on over 21 yrs. We are grateful to Mr. Lee Pfluger for sharing this beautiful Hill Country Landmark with us.
Mark Jacoby, left, offers thanks to God for this glorious and most peaceful place on the South Llano River. He and Museum Curator, Connie Sue Low gave the program and history about the area and falls.
The OST Conference was held in New Orleans and Kimble County Museum was well represented with a well attended historical display.
Nancy Nunns in the New Orleans Flower District. She presented the program "Tourism - The Legacy of the Old Spanish Trail" to the OST Conference.
The Old Spanish Trail, the first southern major route from Florida to California, continues the 10 year celebration. Kimble County sent local museum representatives in March to New Orleans to the next conference. Nancy Nunns gave a program on our local OST participation and the influence that tourism has had and continues to have on our town and county!
L to R - Edie Littlefield Sundy, Mission Walker, and Connie Sue Low, Museum Board Chairman
Celebrity Edie Littlefield Sundy, The Mission Walker, first visited Kimble County Museum on her way through Kimble County as she walked the Old Spanish Trail last year. In March of this year, we met with her at the New Orleans OST Conference and toured the Old Spanish Trail in New Orleans. As a cancer survivor, Edie has a deep faith and feels a need to feel the earth under her shoes. Her dream of walking the 2,817 mile "Old Spanish Trail" highway that opened officially in 1929, will soon be accomplished. She plans to return to Kimble County Museum in September to visit and present another wonderful program as she completes her last leg of the walk. Her book, The Mission Walker, is on sale at the museum. We urge everyone to pick up a copy to understand what an inspiration she is. She has been cancer free for 13 years.
Kimble County museum representatives traveled several miles of the Old Spanish Trail in New Orleans. This was a typical home in the city route but as we toured outside, sadly much of the highway was in disrepair. We are appreciative of the efforts to make the trail in our area well maintained. Keep Texas Clean!!
Two old OST markers are preserved on the KCHC campus in Junction.
Come and check out the archeological relics at the museum. Yes, there were buffalo right here in Kimble County and we have a wonderful relic skull found after a flood near the Junction cemetary!
Museum docent, Debra Mudge,
guides a portion of the Junction Community After School Program
(CASP) children around the museum
on a scavenger hunt and view
artifacts. The kids were great and
enthusiastic about this local history lesson at it's best!
Kimble Museum Hosted Book Review!
Junction is on the cover and pictures of our town and area are found throughout the new book, The Old Spanish Trail Highway in Texas. Author James Collett highlights historical local culture in his new pictorial book. This book may be purchased at the museum for $25.
Frederica Burt Wyatt, renowned local historian, continues to be remembered in the countless ways she kept the history of Kimble County alive. Her articles that Connie Sue Low (the current curator) refers to in the weekly newspaper, The Junction Eagle, are priceless. The museum offers her articles for review in the genealogy center and her books are for sale. A charter member of the Kimble County Historical Commission, Frederica Burt Wyatt became Curator of the Kimble County Historical Museum and was Chairman of the Board for many years. She was Chairman Emeritus at the time of her death, Oct. of 2021. We gratefully acknowledge her many years of contributions to the Kimble County Historical Commission and Museum and her tireless efforts on behalf of historical preservation.
VISITOR COMMENTS: October 22, 2019 Monte Monroe, Ph.D., Southwest Collections Archivist, State Historian: "Kimble County Historical Museum is the best in Texas of its kind. You should all be very proud!"