(SHERMAN, Texas) April 11, 2014 –The Sherman Museum announced today that the new Grayson County Courthouse Exhibit is complete and on display for the public to view. The exhibit is a permanent installation on the lower level.
The exhibit features the succession of Grayson County courthouses and the history behind each of them. “We are thrilled to have this exhibit join our permanent displays about local Grayson County history,” said Museum Coordinator Chris Rumohr. Some of the exhibit highlights include; the 1896 confederate memorial erected on the courthouse lawn; President Theodore Roosevelt’s visit and speech on the courthouse steps in 1905; and the 1930 riot that resulted in the courthouse being burnt down. In addition, several artifacts from previous courthouses are part of the display, including: an ax that was used to split logs for the original courthouse of 1849 and the key to the 1876 courthouse.
The Sherman Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is: $5.00 for adults; $3.00 for seniors (Ages 60+); $2.00 for students (ages 6-18) and for those with a college ID; FREE for children 5 and under and FREE for museum members.