Refugio County Museum


Mission Bell


102 W. West Street
Refugio, TX 78377
Fax: 361-526-4943


Sunday             Closed
Monday           Closed
Tuesday             9 to 5
Wednesday        9 to 5
Thursday            9 to 5
Friday                 9 to 5
                 1 to 5

The Museum opened June 30, 1983, operating under the charter of the Historical Society, and the person to contact at the museum is Mr. Bart Wales.

Jenny O'Connor and Joe McGuill Saddles


Collections include historical documents, early artifacts (including the original bell from the Refugio Mission built in 1795) and numerous items of genealogical interest.  

Obituaries that have been abstracted from local and area newspapers beginning in 1929 and continuing through the present.

On display is the account book for Dr. W.M. Dodson of Woodsboro.  It is of particular interest to patrons, who look for the names of family members and friends.

The museum is wheel-chair accessible and other services for the disabled are available upon request.

Publications Currently Available for Purchase from the Museum

Hobart Huson's 2 volume set, 
A Comprehensive History of Refugio County from Aboriginal Times,


"Frisco", Eighty-one Years in Small Town Refugio Texas

Seward P. Richardson, 1998. $15.00


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Pioneer Cattlemen of Refugio County.  

This is a large poster with 40 photographs and biographies, plus many, many brands.
$35.00 unframed print
$99.00 framed print


The Irish Texans
John Brendan Flannery, 1995.  $14.95

Tales of the San 'tone River Bottom

Louise O'Connor, Wexford Press, Victoria, Texas.


Refugio County Map

Detailed map of Refugio County showing locations of all historical markers and cemeteries, fully annotated on the reverse side.  $5.00


Texas Treasure Coast
Tom Townsend, 1996.  $15.00


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