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Texas Brazos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Somerville: Somerville Area Museum


Visitors can explore the town's railroad past through historic photographs, memorabilia, military exhibits and pioneer artifacts in this historic building downtown.

The Somerville Museum presents exhibitions featuring local visual arts, history and culture in the context of neighborhoods and community, as well as musical and dramatic performance series; develops hands-on history learning projects in collaboration with the Somerville Public School Department; and is available as a meeting place for local historical and cultural organizations.

The construction of the Museum's brick Federal Revival style building was begun in the 1920's to house the growing collections of the Somerville Historical Society. In the 1980's, sensing a wonderful opportunity for cultural revitalization, a handful of committed individuals raised the funds to restore and fully renovate the building. The result was the opening in 1988 of the Somerville Museum. The Museum is located on the corner of Central Street, the geographic midline of city maps, in the literal heart of Somerville's residential neighborhoods


Location

  • Hwy 36 and 8th Street
  • Somerville, Texas
  • 77879

Contact

Hours & Fees

  • Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Free


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