Museum Gets New Archway

By Rachael Gleason
Item Correspondent


The Sam Houston Memorial Museum reached into its past recently and recreated an archway that was part of the museum 75 years ago.

The wrought iron archway that says “Sam Houston Home” is situated between two stone pillars leading to the museum’s entrance.

Patrick Nolan, director of the museum, said the old archway was wooden and decayed a long time ago.

After finding the two stone pillars buried behind some trees, Nolan said the museum hired a contractor to rebuild the archway based on an old photograph.

Nolan said the Sam Houston Folk Festival donated the money to create the archway.

“It’s our gift to Huntsville,” Nolan said. “It’s a symbol of the museum pride and dedication to Huntsville.”  Nolan said there might be a dedication ceremony some time in the future.

For more information, contact the Sam Houston Memorial Museum at 936.294.1832.



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