Carnegie Building (Terrell Heritage Museum)
Located in the former Carnegie Library, the Terrell Heritage Museum is operated by the Terrell Heritage Society. The building itself is an important piece of local history. Built in 1904, it housed the city’s public library for some 80 years.
The collection includes a 1912 Estey pipe organ from First Baptist Church. The instrument has been restored to playing condition and occupies a place of honor in the upstairs auditorium. Another religious artifact, a Torah Cupboard, bears witness to Terrell’s only synagogue.
Stroll through the exhibits to learn more about early farming in the Terrell area, the latest in modern household appliances from days gone by, and a unique doll collection including an Armande Marsaille figure.
Other displays focus on memorabilia from the #1 British Flying Training School, a training facility for the Royal Air Force based at Terrell Municipal Airport during WWII.
The museum’s collection also includes artifacts from the Midland Railroad and its illustrious owner, E.H.R. Green (son of Hetty Green the “Witch of Wall Street”).
The museum houses the Terrell Heritage Society’s archives. The photographs and documents in the collection are available for historical research. More than 300 photos and paintings by local artist Hazel Slayton commemorate early Terrell buildings.
The Terrell Heritage Museum
207 North Frances St.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Groups by appointment
Admission is free.
207 N Frances St, Terrell, TX 75160