Outlaw Trails Museum

Outlaw Trails Museum
Business Address
118 W Lamar St
Zip Code
(903) 891-9379

Outlaw Trails Museum – located in the Touch of Class Antique Mall in downtown Sherman – is an eclectic collection of memorabilia from the past two centuries. Opened in 1998, the museum is free of charge and is on the third floor of the former Hall Furniture Building on the corner of Lamar and Crockett streets. There are items to see for all ages, according to owner Jeanette Mayhugh.“We have items from the Alamo and toys from the late 1800s,” explained Mayhugh. “We have items of historic value from native Americans, outlaws and politicians. We even held a Jesse James convention a few years ago.”

The Outlaw Trails Museum is divided into sections including local history, commercial, railroad, outlaw, political and Native American. There are wartime items including swords and bullets; and other items such as antique typewriters and wheelchairs. The museum covers about 2,500 square feet and has other sections dedicated to the Civil War, Teddy Roosevelt’s visit to the area in 1905 and the Butterfield Stage. There are even items in connection with the Titanic. “We have the first printing press in Grayson County, too,” said Mayhugh. “And we have cameras of all kinds; some among the first cameras.” According to Mayhugh, other areas include currency, mortuary, sciences, industry and business colleges. The Hall building is also on the “National Registry of Historic Places.” “One of our most popular is the ‘Toys through the Years’ display,” said Mayhugh. “We have a little bit of everything.”

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