The exhibit will cover the succession of Grayson County courthouses and the history behind each of them.
"We are very grateful to see this project come to fruition," said Museum Coordinator Chris Rumohr. "It represents a lot of important events in our countyís history."
Some of the exhibit highlights include; the 1896 Confederate memorial erected on the courthouse lawn; President Theodore Rooseveltís visit and speech on the courthouse steps in 1905; and the 1930 riot that resulted in the courthouse being burnt down.
In addition, several artifacts from previous courthouses are part of the display, such as an ax that was used to split logs for the original courthouse of 1849.
The Sherman Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is: $5.00 for adults; $3.00 for seniors (Ages 60+); $2.00 for students (ages 6-18) and for those with a college ID; FREE for children 5 and under and FREE for museum members.
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 to 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, visit us on the web at www.TheShermanMuseum.org