(SHERMAN, Texas) February 11, 2014 –The Sherman Museum announced today that it will introduce a new exhibit focusing on the history of the courthouses of Grayson County. The exhibit, which is scheduled to become a permanent display on the lower level of the museum, has been an ongoing cooperative effort between the museum and FASTSIGNS in Sherman. The project has a planned unveiling date of February 20, 2014. The unveiling will take place during the organization’s annual membership meeting.
The exhibit will cover the succession of Grayson County courthouses and the history behind each of them. “We are very grateful to see this project come to fruition,” said Museum Coordinator Chris Rumohr. “It represents a lot of important events in our county’s history.” 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, such as an ax that was used to split logs for the original courthouse of 1849.
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.
About The Sherman Museum
The Sherman Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to collecting, preserving and interpreting objects of historical significance to Grayson County and the Greater North Texas Region. The museum was previously known as The Red River Historical Museum prior to a name change in March 2011.
For more information about The Sherman Museum, visit us on the web at www.theshermanmuseum.org.