Eastland County Museum received a $500 donation from Brookshire’s Grocery on March 3rd. The donation is part of Brookshire’s Giving Back programs putting emphasis on hunger relief, education, child & family wellbeing, health, as well as military and veteran’s organizations.
Brookshire’s Grocery has been a staple in the Eastland community for many years. They offer fresh produce and products along with great customer service which now includes curbside shopping. Visit Brookshire’s online site to start your shopping list.
The Eastland County Museum is located inside a historic five-story building on the corner of S. Seaman and E. Commerce Streets which was built in 1919 and was the home of Eastland National Bank from 1934 through 1980.
The museum is run by volunteers and had been hosting events and traveling exhibits along with their permanent displays until it was closed to the public last year due to COVID restrictions. The museum board plans to be open to the public once again in the next 30 to 45 days. At that time it will be open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There is no admission to the museum but donations are always appreciated.
The museum was visited last December by the History Channel’s series, American Pickers. Host Mike Wolfe and his brother, Robbie were in Eastland to look through some items the museum had for sale. Mike said he likes highlighting these small-town museums. They found and purchased a few items and connected the museum with a buyer for another item. The segment should air sometime this year, but a date has not yet been announced.
The Eastland County Museum board has applied for a grant to cover the expense of a traveling exhibit of photos taken on the set of the 1989 mini-series, Lonesome Dove. If the grant funds are approved, the exhibit will be at the museum from August 1 – October 15th.
The Eastland County Museum is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization and relies on tax-deductible donations and volunteer staff to keep the doors open. You can find out more about the museum on their website at EastlandCountyMuseum.com