Red River County Historical Society

Red River County Historical Society Red River County Historical Society P. O. Box 1261 Clarksville, TX 75426
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Annual Membership is just $10.00. If you are interested in becoming a member, please forward your fee to Red River County Historical Society P O Box 1261 Clarksville, TX 75426

Mission: to promote and preserve the history of Red River County, Texas

First Presbyterian Church, Clarksville, Texas
12/11/2019

First Presbyterian Church, Clarksville, Texas

Please join us for our Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

10/30/2019

Hey everyone! The Red River County Historical Society is doing a Ghostwalk this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (October 31 - November 2) beginning at 7 p.m. at the Red River County Courthouse.

$10 adults. $5 kids (12 and under). 16 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Weather is looking good but cold. Perfect! Spread the word!

For more info, call Anne Evetts 903-427-5570 and leave name and number. Your call will be returned.

Spooky and historic information and participants enter 2 haunted houses!

Come by our Pop Up Store  on the north side of the square this Friday and Saturday from 10 to 4. We have some neat items...
10/29/2019

Come by our Pop Up Store on the north side of the square this Friday and Saturday from 10 to 4. We have some neat items.

Anne Evetts, local Clarksville historian, will be the featured presenter at the Red River County Historical Society’s qu...
10/24/2019

Anne Evetts, local Clarksville historian, will be the featured presenter at the Red River County Historical Society’s quarterly program on Thursday, November 7th at 6 p.m. All interested persons are invited to join us for this special program which will be a unique onsite presentation spotlighting “Miss Belle’s House” located at 706 N. Walnut in Clarksville. (Admission is free and the program will be held rain or shine.)

We were happy to welcome Matt Joyce from Texas Highways today. He is writing an article about Sam Houston and wanted to ...
10/18/2019

We were happy to welcome Matt Joyce from Texas Highways today. He is writing an article about Sam Houston and wanted to see where Houston entered Texas in Red River County.

Visit the Clarksville Cemetery in October and scan some of the identified markers to learn the symbolism of the markers....
10/15/2019

Visit the Clarksville Cemetery in October and scan some of the identified markers to learn the symbolism of the markers. This is sponsored by the Texas Historical Commission through the Sam Bell Maxey House.

We are ready for the 40th Annual Fall Bazaar!
10/05/2019

We are ready for the 40th Annual Fall Bazaar!

Red River County Historical Society
10/05/2019

Red River County Historical Society

Be sure to attend the Festival of Quilts at the 40th Annual Fall Bazaar tomorrow. It’s at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarksville from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. It is spectacular!!!!!

Be sure to attend the Festival of Quilts at the 40th Annual Fall Bazaar tomorrow. It’s at the First Presbyterian Church ...
10/05/2019

Be sure to attend the Festival of Quilts at the 40th Annual Fall Bazaar tomorrow. It’s at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarksville from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. It is spectacular!!!!!

Red River County Historical Society
10/04/2019

Red River County Historical Society

Come see our entertainment at the 40th Annual Fall Bazaar! Saturday, October 5, 2019

We have all of our Barn Quilts up at our historic properties. Come see them this weekend when you are at our 40th Annual...
10/04/2019

We have all of our Barn Quilts up at our historic properties. Come see them this weekend when you are at our 40th Annual Fall Bazaar. Special thanks go to Diane Peek and Mike and Lu Anne Major.

Come see our entertainment at the 40th Annual Fall Bazaar!  Saturday, October 5, 2019
09/30/2019

Come see our entertainment at the 40th Annual Fall Bazaar! Saturday, October 5, 2019

This painting of the Red River County Courthouse by John Chapman will be available for sale at our 40th Annual Fall Baza...
09/19/2019

This painting of the Red River County Courthouse by John Chapman will be available for sale at our 40th Annual Fall Bazaar. It won Best of Show at the 2019 Red River County Fair! We will throw in the ribbon to the lucky purchaser!

We still have some craft booth spaces available for our 40th Annual Fall Bazaar on October 5th. Contact Jim Clark at 903...
09/18/2019

We still have some craft booth spaces available for our 40th Annual Fall Bazaar on October 5th. Contact Jim Clark at 903.427.2266 or Pam Bryant at 903.336.0640 to reserve a space.

The countdown is on!!!
09/16/2019

The countdown is on!!!

We are into the countdown for our 40th Annual Fall Bazaar on October 5th. Be sure to plan to attend The Clarksville Main Street Festival of Quilts at the First Presbyterian Church from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

We are into the countdown for our 40th Annual Fall Bazaar on October 5th. Be sure to plan to attend The Clarksville Main...
09/16/2019

We are into the countdown for our 40th Annual Fall Bazaar on October 5th. Be sure to plan to attend The Clarksville Main Street Festival of Quilts at the First Presbyterian Church from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

A special thanks to Diane Peek for painting two of our barn quilts. One for the Lennox House and one for Miss Belle’s Ho...
09/12/2019

A special thanks to Diane Peek for painting two of our barn quilts. One for the Lennox House and one for Miss Belle’s House. Watch for more to come for the DeMorse House and the Old Jail Museum.

Our new Christmas ball has arrived and will be available at the Fall Bazaar on October 5th. They feature the courthouse ...
09/10/2019

Our new Christmas ball has arrived and will be available at the Fall Bazaar on October 5th. They feature the courthouse in a snow scene. They are $12 each or 2 for $20.

Once again, we are pleased to offer original art by John Chapman at this year’s Fall Bazaar. If you are interested in an...
08/28/2019

Once again, we are pleased to offer original art by John Chapman at this year’s Fall Bazaar. If you are interested in any of these spectacular pieces, please contact us for more info and price quotations.

More exciting info about the upcoming 40th Annual RRCHS Fall Bazaar!
08/28/2019

More exciting info about the upcoming 40th Annual RRCHS Fall Bazaar!

Once again, we are pleased to offer original art work by John Chapman at this year’s Fall Bazaar. Please contact us for price quotes and other questions.

Once again, we are pleased to offer original art work by John Chapman at this year’s Fall Bazaar. Please contact us for ...
08/28/2019

Once again, we are pleased to offer original art work by John Chapman at this year’s Fall Bazaar. Please contact us for price quotes and other questions.

Come HOME for our 40th Annual Fall Bazaar on October 5th and purchase a commemorative t-shirt!
08/22/2019

Come HOME for our 40th Annual Fall Bazaar on October 5th and purchase a commemorative t-shirt!

08/08/2019

If you are interested in a booth space for our 40th Annual Fall Bazaar on October 5th, please message us. A 10 x 10 space without electricity is $25.

Here’s a photo of Miss Ellis Weaver. Miss Ellis was one of Clarksville’s most popular piano and voice teachers for over ...
06/16/2019

Here’s a photo of Miss Ellis Weaver. Miss Ellis was one of Clarksville’s most popular piano and voice teachers for over forty years. She also directed the choir at McKenzie Memorial Methodist Church for many years.

One of our followers graciously shared these photos taken of the old wooden bridge crossing the Pecan Bayou north of Whi...
05/31/2019

One of our followers graciously shared these photos taken of the old wooden bridge crossing the Pecan Bayou north of Whiterock. This was probably taken in the late 1950s. It was always scary crossing this bridge with all the creaking.

First Presbyterian Church, Clarksville, Texas
04/07/2019

First Presbyterian Church, Clarksville, Texas

Here are some photos from our archives taken at the 125th Anniversary Luncheon on May 18, 1958. The luncheon was held in the Junior High Cafeteria.

First Presbyterian Church, Clarksville, Texas
03/17/2019

First Presbyterian Church, Clarksville, Texas

We thought we would share this photo from our archives taken March 17, 1939. This is how the church looked exactly 80 years ago today!

First Presbyterian Church, Clarksville, Texas
03/17/2019

First Presbyterian Church, Clarksville, Texas

Here are some more great photos from our archives. The first photo was taken in 1911 of the C. T. Walker family in their 1911 Buick stuck in the mud and the overflowing Delaware Creek. The second photo is of Mrs. Essie Walker in her new 1951 Buick in the same place. We are certainly thankful for paved streets and for the construction of the flood prevention lakes built in the 1950s.

We are proud to have our new way finding signs up in Clarksville pointing the way to our historic sites and other points...
03/11/2019

We are proud to have our new way finding signs up in Clarksville pointing the way to our historic sites and other points of interest.

One of our followers found some old photos recently.  We are happy to show this photo of Doris Hall taken in 1947 in fro...
01/15/2019

One of our followers found some old photos recently. We are happy to show this photo of Doris Hall taken in 1947 in front of the Dorsey Hotel on West Main Street in Clarksville. The Dorsey Hotel was located just west of the present Old Church Theatre and across from the present McDonald's. The steps are still there!

We are also happy to report that we were able to send these lost photos to a family member.

Don Kirk submitted this photo of the 3-room Bagwell school taken about 1903. His aunt, Myrtle Kirk, who was born in 1893...
01/02/2019

Don Kirk submitted this photo of the 3-room Bagwell school taken about 1903. His aunt, Myrtle Kirk, who was born in 1893, is second from the right on the middle row.

The Festival of Quilts is today from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church.
10/06/2018

The Festival of Quilts is today from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church.

One of our vendors will have beautiful antiques for sale in her booth.  Don’t miss our 39th Annual Fall Bazaar this Satu...
10/02/2018

One of our vendors will have beautiful antiques for sale in her booth. Don’t miss our 39th Annual Fall Bazaar this Saturday around the Red River County Courthouse!

We quickly sold all of John Chapman’s current paintings for this year’s Bazaar. We were able to secure some previously p...
10/01/2018

We quickly sold all of John Chapman’s current paintings for this year’s Bazaar. We were able to secure some previously painted works. If you are interested in these, we will have them at The Bazaar on Saturday.

The PRIDE Group along with other vendors are already working on the booths for our 39th Annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, ...
10/01/2018

The PRIDE Group along with other vendors are already working on the booths for our 39th Annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, October 6 around the Red River County Courthouse. As of tonight, we have 65 booths confirmed with several more in the works.

We have a new T-shirt for this year’s Fall Bazaar. This design will be on a gray heather T-shirt.
09/20/2018

We have a new T-shirt for this year’s Fall Bazaar. This design will be on a gray heather T-shirt.

At this year’s Fall Bazaar, we invite you to bid on a Haunted Night in Clarksville. The evening will include a private G...
09/18/2018

At this year’s Fall Bazaar, we invite you to bid on a Haunted Night in Clarksville. The evening will include a private Ghost Tour for up to eight guests led by a local historian. The evening will culminate with the highest bidders spending the night in Clarksville’s most haunted home. A continental breakfast will be served the following morning for those who weren’t scared away! This is sure to be a night to be remembered, and is not for the faint of heart! The high bidder will select a Friday or Saturday evening in October or November of 2018. The opening bid is $600. You may bid on here up until October 5th.

We are proud to offer six different magnets at this year’s Bazaar on October 6th. These magnets are priced at $5/each an...
09/17/2018

We are proud to offer six different magnets at this year’s Bazaar on October 6th. These magnets are priced at $5/each and will be the perfect gift for those who collect magnets or to add to your collection.

Clarksville Main Street is partnering with the Red River County Historical Society and the First Presbyterian Church- Cl...
09/15/2018

Clarksville Main Street is partnering with the Red River County Historical Society and the First Presbyterian Church- Clarksville on October 6, 2018 to present the Inaugural Clarksville Main Street Festival of Quilts. The CMS Festival of Quilts will be held in conjunction with the RR Co. Historical Society's Annual Fall Bazaar. The Quilt show is open to anyone that has a quilt that they would like to display. There is not fee for participation or for attending. Quilts will not be judged, but a People's Choice Award will be given. For information or registration/entry forms for the Festival of Quilts contact Mickey Allen at 903-427-2500 or email [email protected]

These photos of the old Red River County Jail were taken in the mid 1980s before the Historical Society did any restorat...
05/09/2018

These photos of the old Red River County Jail were taken in the mid 1980s before the Historical Society did any restoration work. Tell us if you have any memories of the jail or the surrounding businesses, including the Sweeden Coin Laundry, the Sweeden Meat Market, the Blue Bird Cafe, etc.

04/27/2018

Please plan to join us on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church for our Quarterly Program Meeting. Preston Ware of the Oklahoma Historical Society in Oklahoma City will present a special educational program on the history and importance of musical instruments in the early, mid and late 19th century. He will demonstrate and perform on period musical instruments. This will be a fun and educational program for children and adults alike.

04/20/2018
Teela Hurt will present our Quarterly Program on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church ...
01/24/2018

Teela Hurt will present our Quarterly Program on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarksville. Mrs. Hurt will speak on the Orphan Train Movement and the adoption of children by Red River County families on the train's stop in Clarksville in the spring of 1926. The practice of relocating children from New York to towns in 47 states began in 1853 and ended in 1929 when the last train left New York for Sulphur Springs, Texas. Please make plans to attend this very informative program.

Congratulations to the Clarksville High School Band for making history today by winning the Texas 2A UIL State Marching ...
11/07/2017

Congratulations to the Clarksville High School Band for making history today by winning the Texas 2A UIL State Marching Contest!!!

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601 W Broadway St
Clarksville, TX
75426

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