In 1890, local stone contractor John Tennant decided to build a new home after striking a deal with banker J. W. Mann. The deal provided Tennant with a plot of land in exchange for a stone obelisk to mark the Mann plot in Oakwood Cemetery. Tennant took the leftover stone from his latest construction job…

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Featuring a Moorish-style arched entry and ballroom large enough for hundreds, the building’s architecture remains largely unchanged since it opened in 1928. Its entry foyer still has decorative symbols of Freemasons and Shriners, including scimitars, double eagles and the Masonic compass and square. An October 2, 2019 press release from Magnolia gives an overview of…

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Hours of Operation: Sunday to Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Guided Tour Fees  Adults: $5 Seniors (age 62+): $4 Military and Educators (with ID): $4 Students (ages 13-18 or with college ID): $4 Children (ages 4-12): $3 (under age 4): Free Note: National Park passes do…

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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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Founded in 1968, the museum is the official hall of fame, museum, and archives for the Texas Rangers, the oldest law enforcement agency in the United States and a symbol of the American West. The museum also is the headquarters for Ranger Company F.

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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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