Burleson County Historical Society, Inc.

P.O. Box 127
Caldwell, Texas  77836

 The Burleson County Historical Society assists in the preservation of buildings, historical sites, works of art, documents, papers, pictures, records and writings of historical, traditional and cultural value, and to perpetuate those customs of the people and traditions and folklore which seem to beautify and enrich the community life of Burleson County.    From the first explorers along the old Camino Real to the days of the Texas’ Revolution and Civil War, on to the influx of Czech immigrants and  the emergence of ranching, agriculture and oil booms,  we strive to preserve our remarkable and intricate history.

 The BCHS is anxious to cooperate with all persons, groups, organizations and agencies in our efforts to promote these objectives, and invite you to contact us if we can be of any assistance with your group or individual projects.

 Regular meetings of the BCHS are on third Tuesdays of each month,
at 7 p.m. at the historic Kraitchar House in Caldwell, Texas.   The house is located on the corner of Porter and Buck Streets, just two blocks from the courthouse square.   We invite you to join us.

The Thomas Kraitchar, Jr.
House  is a fine example of a Victorian cottage-style residence.  It was built in 1891 for Mr. Kraitchar,
a local maerchant and former Burleson County Tax Collector and Caldwell City Alderman.  It reamined
in the Kraitchar family until 1982.

      The Kraitchar House now belongs to, and serves as, a meeting place for the Historical Society, as well as other events, such as our traditional First Friday Luncheons.   It is available to the public for private events for a nominal fee.

 The Burleson County Historical Museum is located in the lower level of the county courthouse in Caldwell, and features many items of 19th Century pioneer days, including relics from Fort Tenoxtitlan, which was established in 1830.    Exhibits, cemetery records, family histories and other archives are available for research.
 The museum is open on Fridays, from 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Burleson County Historical Society
Officers for 2000 & 2001

Judy Richardson, president             Tammy Kubecka, vice president
Dee Orlopp, secretary                         Ann Sebesta, treasurer

 With new officers this year, the BCHS is exciting about starting new projects and continuing old ones.  We welcome your suggestions.   Contact us at the above address or Email


 We’re striving to preserve our past for future generations!!

 Current Projects

Try these related links:

 Texas Historical Commission

 Kolache Festival

 Caldwell, Texas

 Burleson County Gen Web

 Burleson County Migrations

 Texas Slave Project

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