The Sherman Museum will reopen on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The museum has been closed to the public for the last month while renovations were made to the historic Carnegie Library building. The museum building was restored with funds from local citizens.
“We are so grateful to the community for helping us preserve this building. It is a treasured part of the history of this city,” noted Executive Director, Dan Steelman. The building was constructed in 1914-1915 with funding from the local populace and the Carnegie Foundation. It served as Sherman’s first public library from 1915 until 1972. In 1976, the building became home to the Sherman Historical Museum and has housed the museum continuously since then. For many of those years the building was owned and cared for by the city, however, the city transferred title of ownership for the building to the museum’s Board of Trustees in 2006. The structure is one of 13 remaining Carnegie Library buildings in Texas. It is recognized as a Texas State Landmark and is listed on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places.
“We apologize for the inconvenience of closing during the renovations, but we think the public will be very happy with the results.” Steelman said, “This is only the second time we have had to close for extensive work on the building; the other being the addition of our elevator about six years ago.”
The Sherman Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on the third Thursday of each month. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, $2.00 for students (ages 6 to17 and with college ID) and FREE for ages 5 and under and museum members. Discounts are available to groups of 10 or more.
About The Sherman Museum The Sherman Museum is a non-profit 501(c) (3) educational organization devoted to collecting, preserving and interpreting objects of historical significance for visitors and residents of Grayson County and the Greater North Texas Region. The museum was previously known as The Red River Historical Museum prior to a name change in March 2011. For more information about The Sherman Museum contact us at www.theshermanmuseum.org.