Projects

2018 Markers on Order – (1) Louise State Bank (by Joe Cardenas), (2) Wharton County Library (by Wharton County Library), and (3) Wharton Training School (by Wharton Training School Alumni and Ex-Students Association)
Marker Applications – spring 2020 – (1) First Presbyterian Church, El Campo (Sue Zanne Urbis and Debra Hamman), (2) Newgulf Campo Santo Cemetery (Julio Aguilar), (3) Wharton Hispanic Cemetery (Olga Avalos), (4) Stephen F. Austin Elementary School/Minnie Mae Hopper Elementary School (WCHC), (5) Old Jerusalem Cemetery, Spanish Camp (resubmission by Willie Sanford Giles), (6) Wharton Chamber of Commerce (Ron Sanders), (7) Sea of Mud (WCHC, assisted by Gregg Dimmick) 
Courthouse Restoration Photo Collection:  Stay tuned!
Hesed House: We have been partnering with Hesed House in Wharton to provide a monthly “History Talk” the first Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m.  Due to the coronavirus, the program is on hold but is expected to return soon.
WCJC Senior Program also has a “History Day.”  A history program or story is presented, and then the group completes a puzzle or game.  It’s fun for all!
When the county historical museum reopens, tentatively this summer, the remaining copies of these publications will be available for sale:
(1) Glen Flora, An Historical Remembrance, published by Wharton County Historical Commission on the occasion of the dedication of the historical marker for Glen Flora (2018).  $15.
(2) War Between States Changed Texas Forever, by Merle Reue Hudgins, published April 2017, $75, plus $10 to ship.  (To order this publication now, call 979-532-8023.)
(3)“A Tale of Two Courthouses.”  This publication, which is chapter four of Julie Freeman Reed’s Master’s Thesis entitled Up She Rises: The Birth and Legacy of the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program, tells the story of the restoration of Wharton County Courthouse from beginning to end.  It’s very well done, and we appreciate her allowing us to publish this one chapter.  $10.