Waco’s Historic Suspension Bridge was the longest single-span suspension bridge west of the Mississippi when it was completed in 1870. The bridge was built with cable supplied by the John Roebling Co., who built the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Crucial to traders and travelers for well over a century, the bridge stands as…

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Over 100 years of congressional history is represented at Poage Library. Our collections are diverse in content and format. Manuscripts, audio-visual materials and electronic media illuminates the historical record of Congress. Aside from traditional political and biographical topics, subject strengths include agriculture, civil rights, and military and veterans affairs. Collections also supplement coursework in history,…

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After years of planning, the Waco Hispanic Museum opened to the public in September 2016. The goal of the museum is to preserve Hispanic culture and to promote Hispanic involvement in Waco and Central Texas. The collection consists largely of photos, news articles and clothing from ordinary residents who made up Waco’s Hispanic community.  

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The Texas Collection is Baylor University’s oldest special collections library and serves as the University Archive that collects, preserves, and provides access to materials on the history, heritage and culture of Texas. Baylor University Campus: Carroll Library Building

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This beautiful Franciscan church was built in 1931 and evokes the style of Mission San Jose in San Antonio. The church welcomes visitors during its normal office hours. The walls of the church are richly decorated with paintings representing the Stations of the Cross, the glorification of Saint Francis and scenes of the arrival, predication…

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The Red Men Museum and Library is an American history museum. It also houses the archives and presents the official history of the Improved Order of Red Men, a patriotic fraternal organization with traditions attributed to Native Americans.

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The following law enforcement and military memorials are located in and near Indian Spring Park, along the Brazos River in Downtown Waco. Peace Officers Memorial In 2008, the Waco Police Association joined other law enforcement organizations in McLennan County to dedicate a memorial monument to their fallen officers. The monument of grey granite stands in…

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The Library and Museum is devoted to education and preservation of history. The major collection in the Library is comprised of Masonic and Texas histories and biographies. Exhibits in the Museum include the Republic of Texas Collection, the Military and Holocaust Collection, the Railroad Collection and the Masonry in Texas Collection with the addition of…

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Discover the majesty of Waco’s own Lee Lockwood Library and Museum. The home of the Waco Scottish Rite of Freemasonry also hosts a variety of public and private events. Lee Lockwood Scottish Rite Library and Museum (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Monday thru Thursday 8:00 AM -5:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM) The…

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