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Heritage Museum of Montgomery County
 
Texas Attractions: Heritage Museum of Montgomery County

City: Conroe

Address: 1506 I-45 North, Conroe, TX

Phone: 936-539-6873

Website: www.heritagemuseum.us

About the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County:
Started in 1985 as a Texas Sesquicentennial project, the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County is dedicated to exploring the roots of the county, from the lumber and oil industries to the everyday lives of its residents.

The museum is divided into three permanent galleries called "Glimpses of Montgomery County," "Towns, People and Events," and the "Hands-On Children's Room." The Glimpses gallery displays a timeline of county history, from prehistoric times to the impoundment of Lake Conroe. The Towns, People and Events gallery honors residents who have had a large impact in the county's history and traces some of the major events, such as the first county fair.

In the children's area, kids can explore a log cabin and turn-of-the-century general store.

An interesting note about Montgomery County is that it is considered the birthplace of the Lone Star flag, the famous state flag of Texas. The development of that flag is another of the exhibits at the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County.

The museum also hosts rotating exhibits. The Heritage Museum of Montgomery County is open Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. It is closed on holidays. A small donation is requested.

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