TEXAS HERITAGE MUSEUM
Texas Heritage Museum. The Texas Heritage Museum (formerly the Confederate Research Center) at Hillsboro was established in 1964 as part of the Hill Junior College History Complex, which includes the center, the Audie L. Murphy Gun Museum, and the Hill Junior College Press. The center is dedicated to scholarly research in such fields as the Civil War, the Confederate States of America, and the role of Texas in the war and the Confederacy. It houses a 3,500-volume library, as well as numerous periodicals and booklets. It possesses an extensive microfilm collection of newspapers published in Texas during the Civil War. Of particular interest is the center's collection of documents relative to the war in Texas, including post returns from federal garrisons in the state, 1846–61; service records of all of the members of Hood's Texas Brigade, as well as information, records, and memorabilia dealing with that unit; many unpublished manuscripts; and letters and diaries written by Texas Confederate soldiers. The Texas Heritage Museum sponsors, among other events, the Civil War Round Table of Texas and an annual Confederate history symposium.
Hill County Historical Commission, A History of Hill County, Texas, 1853–1980 (Waco: Texian, 1980).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Brian Hart, "Texas Heritage Museum," accessed May 06, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/lbc04.
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