Trinity County Historical Commission

 Preservation and Fund Raising Projects

Fundraising efforts through Friends of Trinity County Historical Commission, Inc.              


Books For Sale
The book sales help fund the Trinity County Museum and other Trinity County historical projects.

Heroes in the Mist, by Dan Barnes, 2014Obituary of the dead of World War II from the city of Trinity, Texas. 
The cost of the book is a $50.00 donation to the Trinity Historical Society's County War Memorial Project. 

The House of Thompson was first printed in 1908 by "The American Lumbermen" and has been reprinted from the original version.  This historical book contains over 90 pages of rare photos that show the woods as they looked when the early settlers arrived in East Texas.  90 plus pages of photographs and stories of the Thompson Brothers Sawmills.  A "must have" for the East Texas and Trinity County historian.  The cost is $30.00 each, plus $15.00 shipping and handling. 

For information and ordering books:

Contact the museum at 936-642-0242 and leave a message or email

Museum open Mon-Thurs. 9-4

Please make check payable to: Friends of TCHC

Books For Sale-Now available on CD!
The book sales help fund the Trinity County Museum and other Trinity County historical projects.

Trinity County Beginnings, by Patricia B. Hensley and Col. Joseph W. Hensley, 1986 (No longer in printed version)
Cost is $50.00, plus $10.00 Shipping and Handling, or available at Trinity County Museum. 

A History of Trinity County Texas, by Flora Bowles, 1929-1966 (No Longer in printed version)
Cost is $10.00, plus $10.00 Shipping and Handling, or available at Trinity County Museum.

Trinity County Museum

Museum open Mon., Tues., Weds., Thurs. 9-4

The Kate Bell building, located on the property, now holds the Hensley Genealogical and Historical Research Center.  This is a collection of Trinity County family histories, obituaries, marriage records, birth and death records, historical photographs, historical research materials and reference books that is available for the history or genealogy enthusiast.  We also offer help in locating the records you need in Trinity County and guidelines for genealogy or historical research in Trinity County. 

The Museum's rock building holds the historical collection of artifacts and memorabilia related to Trinity County's history.  In the future our wonderful collection of Trinity County memorabilia will be enhanced to include more educational and historical information about Trinity County and it's colorful past. 

Heritage tourism is on the rise, showing fantastic economic benefits for communities that have become involved with historical preservation and attractions.  Trinity County is no exception.  We at the TCHC are gearing up to make Trinity County part of the growing historical enthusiasm.  We have had over 49,000 people visit the Trinity County website for family information.  Many have come to Trinity County to search our records and visit the communities where their ancestors roamed long before.  Genealogy has become one of the most popular hobbies in America and the world!

We need your support!

Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated! 

Please help us by making a donation to the Museum TODAY! 

Contact:  Friends of Trinity County Historical Commission, Inc.
C/O Trinity County Museum
PO Box 123
Groveton, Texas 75845

Please make check out to: Friends of Trinity County Historical Commission, Inc.
(Friends of Trinity County Historical Commission is a 501 (c) tax exempt organization.  Taxpayer ID# 75 2886869)

Other TCHC On-Going Projects!
Historical Markers
The Trinity County TXGenWeb Website
 Trinity County Cemeteries
 Historical Appreciation

 Get involved, attend our meetings and find out what is happening. Our meeting dates and locations are posted on the TCHC site.  Donations are greatly appreciated for any of our historical preservation projects! 
Help us by making a donation!
Offer suggestions!  We are always looking for new prospective projects and ideas. 

Friends of the Trinity County Historical Commission, Inc.

The Friends of the Trinity County Historical Commission, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Trinity County Historical Commission historical preservation mission.  The Friends help raise money to support TCHC projects.
Support from the Friends comes from grants, and contributions from corporate, foundations and individual donors.  The partnership between the Friends and the TCHC allows the agency to leverage limited public funds through matching grant opportunities.  The Friends consists of volunteers within our community, overseen by a volunteer board and the Chairman of the TCHC.


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