NEWTON COUNTY
HISTORICAL COMMISSION

 

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Description: Civic CenterIn 1962, a group of local and county residents formed the Newton County Historical Survey Committee. With a dynamic vision for local history preservation, these people were dedicated to providing their community with a center that housed historical documents, artifacts and genealogy records for further generations to enjoy. In 1974, the name of the Committee was changed to the Newton County Historical Commission. In 1988, the Commission formed the History Center and moved into the present location at the Civic Center.

Description: AwardsThe medallions at right show the 38 consecutive Distinguished Service Awards presented to the Newton County Historical Commission from the Texas Historical Commission.

The History Center houses thousands of historical and governmental records as well as a vast collection of museum artifacts and displays.  Assistance is available.  Many documents have been copied to CD's for quick and easy retrieval.  Files include Newton Co. History, Family Files, Card Catalogues, Newspapers which are indexed on computer, Obituaries and Commission Scrapbooks.  Extensive files also housed include information and history pertaining to Cemeteries, Communities, Churches, Civic Organizations


 

Newton County Historical Commission
History Center
~ Museums ~Genealogy Library
 
213 Court Street
Newton, Texas 75966
409-379-2109
Email:
jonniemiller.nchc@gmail.com kathy.nchc@gmail.com
To learn more about the Newton County Historical Commission,
it's events, gift shops, and publications-visit:
www.history-newtoncotx.com
 

History Center Museum & Genealogy Library
10:00am - 2:00pm Monday - Friday (with the exception of County Holidays)

Anyone wanting to tour the Powell Hotel Museum or visit after 2pm, please contact the History Center (409.379.2109)
for an appointment.
At this time the History Center is guaranteed to be opened from 10am-2pm, but usually the doors are not locked until 4:30 pm

Historic Powell Hotel Museum
Courthouse Square

313 Rusk Street

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2013
NEWTON COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION OFFICERS

CHAIR - Jonnie Miller

1st VICE CHAIR John Jefferson

2nd VICE CHAIR Ben Lindsey

SECRETARY Francis Simmons

TREASURER - Sam Collins
 

NCHC  BOARD MEMBERS

Melba Canty

Mary E. Fortenberry

Ed Gallagher

Irma Drue Low

Gadelle Todd

Betty "Titter" Hogan

Sherrie Leach

Larry Gerald
 

 

STANDING COMMITTEES

History Appreciation Committee Divisions

Accessions & Archives-Pam Wright

Museum Seasonal Displays-  Gadelle Todd
Commission Properties- John Jefferson
Genealogy- Mary E. Fortenberry
Heritage Education- Sherrie Leach



Research & Historical Marker Committee
Mary E. Fortenberry

Publicity Committee
Pam Wright

Other Committees

Cemeteries- Ben Lindsey (Chair)
Ed Gallagher
Larry Gerald

Technology- Larry Gerald

Special Projects

                      Cemetery Book Publishing- Francis Simmons

Courthouse Pictorial Book- Co. Judge Truman Dougharty,
Melba Canty, Beth Lazenby, Sam Collins, A.W. Davis,
Mary E. Fortenberry, John Jefferson, Kathy Knighton, Pam Wright

NCHC Scapbook-Peggy Brooks
 

Grant Application- Misti Spacek

SFA Region History Project-Jonnie Miller

Newspaper Preservation- Melba Canty

Publications-Frances Simmons

Obituary Committee-Ed Gallagher, Kathy Knighton,
Wanna Isaacks

Civil War Commemoration Display-Kathy Hillman



DEEP EAST TEXAS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

To contact DETAS: Keith Stephens/President 409-828-0268

                             kstephens@campbellgroup.com
                                  Dickie Dixon/ V.President 936-366-6029
                sjpauszek@yahoo.com
                           Billie Mims/ Secretary 409-384-5250
                      billiemims@sbcglobal.net

DETAS meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30. (Call to confirm). The public is
invited. Each meeting consists of a Social Hour, short business meeting and a guest speaker.


PAULINE HINES HERITAGE MUSEUM
For information contact:
 Bobbye Tilley 409-382-1123 or 409-988-5409
 

LUNCH AT THE POWELL HOTEL
Soup Kitchen only November- February
Tuesdays Only
Homemade Soup, Homemade Cornbread, Homemade Desserts, Brewed Tea
$5.00
"Titter's Soup Kitchen Volunteers": Dean Armstrong, Ray Armstrong,
Sue Bacon, Debbie Bishop, Carolyn Dennard, Harold Hogan, Donna Hughes,
Susan Karpel, Christina Rizzo, Mildred Smith, Earl Stivender, Vickie Westbrook

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 The Powell Hotel
By Appointment Only

Contact: History Center
409-379-2109

 

The Newton County Historical Commission accepts
donations to help cover it's expenditures.

 

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