Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Museum

Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Museum See the life size replica of the Ezekiel Airship and enjoy a visit to The Depot with a variety of historical exhibits and to The Farmstead.

You are invited to enjoy a day in small town America and visit an award winning Museum complex on two sites within easy walking distance -- and all for one admission ticket! Easy to reach, with antique shops and great restaurants to complete your visit! It's all here -- the world-famous 1902 Ezekiel airship full-sized replica, life on the farm with a 110-year old farmhouse & barn complete with iron wash tubs! This award winning Museum will provide the best one day journey you can take to Northeast Texas. Its comprehensive programs and events make it a major teaching tool for schools in the area as well as other visitors! Teachers, put this facility on your "must see" list!

07/04/2019

THE MUSEUM WILL CLOSE AT NOON TODAY. HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

07/04/2019

Our museum will be open tomorrow, July 4th. While you are out and about, please come visit us! We open at 10 a.m.

You don't want to miss out on a "A Night at the Museum Gala" or April 6th.  For more information or to purchase tickets,...
03/19/2019

You don't want to miss out on a "A Night at the Museum Gala" or April 6th. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Fanny at 903-946-3243 or 905-855-7571.

Adult Education Program at Northeast Texas Community College
02/27/2019

Adult Education Program at Northeast Texas Community College

Ms. Jaudon's and Ms. Janet's ESL class recently had the opportunity to visit the Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Museum in Pittsburg, which includes two award-winning museums, the Depot and Farmstead Museums. Students also visited the Northeast Texas Culinary Arts School (Our Place), which included a tour of the facility and presentation by Chef Charles Reeves. Students ended their field trip with a lunch and learn activity at Sirenia Restaurant, owned and operated by our ESL student, Ms. Nancy Chavelas Arredondo.

Through this community-based learning activity, students were able to learn some local history and have fun in the process. We appreciate Ms. Jaudon and Ms. Janet for giving our students exposure to these wonderful learning opportunities.

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11/20/2018

The Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Museum will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Mark your calendars!!  Our annual fundraiser will be April 6th.  We will post ticket information etc closer to the date.
10/31/2018

Mark your calendars!! Our annual fundraiser will be April 6th. We will post ticket information etc closer to the date.

10/31/2018

ATTENTION: With the holiday season approaching I want everyone to know that the Ezekiel Room located at The Depot, is available for rent. This room can easily accommodate 60 people. We have tables and chairs that are included in the rental fee. For more information, call 903-946-3243 or 905-855-7571.

09/19/2018

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE. I'M DESPERATELY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FARMSTEAD. IF YOU THINK YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT 903-855-7571. IT'S LOTS OF FUN. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

It's never too hot to visit the museum.
07/21/2018

It's never too hot to visit the museum.

If you go to the Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Center and Museum in Pittsburg, Texas, you will find many interesting things, one of which is the item shown here, the Ezekial Airship.

The Ezekiel Airship was an early experimental aircraft conceived, designed, and built by the Baptist minister Burrell Cannon, an experienced sawmill operator born in 1848 in Coffeeville, Mississippi. Inspired by and named after the Book of Ezekiel, the craft's design featured four "wheel within a wheel" paddle wheels powered by a four-cylinder gasoline engine. There are unverified claims that it was flown in 1902 in Pittsburg, Texas, a year before the Wright Flyer flew at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

On an unspecified Sunday in 1902, the aircraft is alleged to have flown approximately 160 feet (49 m) at a height of between 10 feet (3.0 m) and 12 feet (3.7 m) in the presence of only a handful of witnesses; there is, however, no physical evidence that such a flight ever took place. Some historians Historians have generally discounted claims that the airship ever flew, although some believe that it may have achieved uncontrolled flight. According to D.H. Abernathy, who was the mayor of Pittsburgh for 52 years and an honest man, "According to witnesses who saw it, it went up about 10 feet and drifted about 100 feet and it was vibrating pretty bad so they brought it down."

The original aircraft was destroyed in a storm near Texarkana, en route to St. Louis for the 1904 World's Fair, while in 1922 Cannon's original plans were destroyed in a fire. In the 1980s, a full-size replica of the Ezekiel Airship was built and initially displayed in the Pittsburg Hot Links Restaurant until 2001, when it was moved to its present location in the city's Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Center and Museum.

Photo taken by Michael Barera.

06/29/2018

ATTENTION: THE FARMSTEAD WILL BE CLOSED BEGINNING JUNE 30 THROUGH AUGUST 1. IF SOMEONE WANTS A TOUR SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE. CALL 903-855-7571.

06/22/2018

ATTENTION: THE FARMSTEAD WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW, JUNE 23. WE HOPE TO OPEN ON JUNE 28.

For those who are planning to attend "A Great Gatsby Gala" on April 7, complimentary beer and wine will be available and...
04/04/2018

For those who are planning to attend "A Great Gatsby Gala" on April 7, complimentary beer and wine will be available and BYOB is allowed. Set ups will be available for purchase. This event benefits the Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Museum. It's not too late to reserve your seat!

Call me today to reserve your seat at the fundraiser! 903-855-7571
03/27/2018

Call me today to reserve your seat at the fundraiser! 903-855-7571

Tickets are available now for our annual fundraiser. This year's event is A Great Gatsby Gala and will be held on April 7th. Tickets are $50/person. Give Fanny a call or message us here with any questions.

Tickets are available now for our annual fundraiser.  This year's event is A Great Gatsby Gala and will be held on April...
03/14/2018

Tickets are available now for our annual fundraiser. This year's event is A Great Gatsby Gala and will be held on April 7th. Tickets are $50/person. Give Fanny a call or message us here with any questions.

Mark your calendars!! This year's Jazz, Jewels & Jeans will be April 7th!  Ticket information will be coming soon.  If y...
01/30/2018

Mark your calendars!! This year's Jazz, Jewels & Jeans will be April 7th! Ticket information will be coming soon. If you aren't a member, please consider joining the museum. It's a great asset to our community!

12/20/2017

THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23 AND SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30. WE WILL BE OPEN THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21 AND FRIDAY THE 22ND AND THURSDAY DECEMBER 28 AND THE 29TH. WILL RETURN TO OUR REGULAR HOURS JANUARY 4, 2018. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

11/22/2017

THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY. WE WILL BE OPEN ON SATURDAY AS USUAL.

Traces of Texas
09/18/2017

Traces of Texas

If you go to the Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Center and Museum in Pittsburg, Texas, you will find many interesting things, one of which is the item shown here, the Ezekial Airship.

The Ezekiel Airship was an early experimental aircraft conceived, designed, and built by the Baptist minister Burrell Cannon, an experienced sawmill operator born in 1848 in Coffeeville, Mississippi. Inspired by and named after the Book of Ezekiel, the craft's design featured four "wheel within a wheel" paddle wheels powered by a four-cylinder gasoline engine. There are unverified claims that it was flown in 1902 in Pittsburg, Texas, a year before the Wright Flyer flew at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

On an unspecified Sunday in 1902, the aircraft is alleged to have flown approximately 160 feet (49 m) at a height of between 10 feet (3.0 m) and 12 feet (3.7 m) in the presence of only a handful of witnesses; there is, however, no physical evidence that such a flight ever took place. Some historians Historians have generally discounted claims that the airship ever flew, although some believe that it may have achieved uncontrolled flight. According to D.H. Abernathy, who was the mayor of Pittsburgh for 52 years and an honest man, "According to witnesses who saw it, it went up about 10 feet and drifted about 100 feet and it was vibrating pretty bad so they brought it down."

The original aircraft was destroyed in a storm near Texarkana, en route to St. Louis for the 1904 World's Fair, while in 1922 Cannon's original plans were destroyed in a fire. In the 1980s, a full-size replica of the Ezekiel Airship was built and initially displayed in the Pittsburg Hot Links Restaurant until 2001, when it was moved to its present location in the city's Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Center and Museum.

Photo taken by Michael Barera.

SAVE THE DATE! Our annual shrimp boil is going to be held October 7 at 6 p.m. in the Ezekiel Airship room. You don't wan...
09/01/2017

SAVE THE DATE! Our annual shrimp boil is going to be held October 7 at 6 p.m. in the Ezekiel Airship room. You don't want to miss this year's party. This is the last event in our fundraising efforts for the museum. The cost will be $100 per couple or $50 per person. To reserve your seat please send a check to: Camp County Museum, P.O. Box 157, Pittsburg, TX 75686. Don't wait until it's too late!!

08/31/2017

Attention everyone. We have farm-fresh eggs for sale at The Farmstead for $2.00 per dozen. They are gathered every day from our own chickens. If you would like a dozen you may call Jo Ann at The Farmstead (903-946-0963). We are open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. Come and get your fresh eggs!

Soon there will be a whole new look at The Depot. We are giving the caboose a face lift in the next few weeks. I will ke...
08/24/2017

Soon there will be a whole new look at The Depot. We are giving the caboose a face lift in the next few weeks. I will keep you updated with the progress, so you can "drive by" and see our updated caboose!

07/27/2017

Good morning everyone. I hope everyone has had a good week so far. We have been very busy at the museum and a few things are in the works. First of all, we have changed our phone number at THE DEPOT TO 903-946-3243. By switching to this new phone system we are saving approximately $100 per month. Also in the news, we have contracted someone to paint our caboose. Be sure and look for a bright, shiny caboose in the not-too-distant future. Our hours remain the same: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with no tour starting after 3 p.m. Come visit and bring the whole family!

This gorgeous western layered graphite artwork was donated by Maurya Holland.  She has been a  featured artist at the Na...
03/29/2017

This gorgeous western layered graphite artwork was donated by Maurya Holland. She has been a featured artist at the National Cattle Raisers Association in Nashville, TN. This will be a live auction item.

We are so excited to have this beautiful piece for our live auction!  It is gorgeous!!  Make sure and get your tickets f...
03/25/2017

We are so excited to have this beautiful piece for our live auction! It is gorgeous!! Make sure and get your tickets for Jazz, Jewels & Jeans next Sat night.

I donated this piece to the benefit for The Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Museum. If you are interested in it , it will be part of the live auction held at the Princedale Country Club on April 1st If you are interested in going call 903-856-1200 or 903-855-7571. Can't wait to do another one. This time with mountains in the back.

These are always a popular item in our live auction!  Don't miss out on your chance to bid on one of these fabulous meal...
03/24/2017

These are always a popular item in our live auction! Don't miss out on your chance to bid on one of these fabulous meals!!

How about these great rustic chairs??  They were provided by Ivan Smith Furniture and will be in the live auction
03/18/2017

How about these great rustic chairs?? They were provided by Ivan Smith Furniture and will be in the live auction

Donated by John Truitt, this Tibetan Medicine Chest was shipped from Thailand and will be in the live auction.
03/16/2017

Donated by John Truitt, this Tibetan Medicine Chest was shipped from Thailand and will be in the live auction.

The picture doesn't do this cutting board justice!  This was made and donated by Eric Fruin and will also be in the live...
03/16/2017

The picture doesn't do this cutting board justice! This was made and donated by Eric Fruin and will also be in the live auction.

These gorgeous men's cowboy boots were donated by Tracy Cavender and will be a part of the live auction.  Love the smell...
03/16/2017

These gorgeous men's cowboy boots were donated by Tracy Cavender and will be a part of the live auction. Love the smell of leather!

Full size quilt handmade by Diana Hicks.  Another live auction item!
03/16/2017

Full size quilt handmade by Diana Hicks. Another live auction item!

This beautiful numbered framed Jo Taylor print was donated by Katrina Smith and will be in the live auction.
03/16/2017

This beautiful numbered framed Jo Taylor print was donated by Katrina Smith and will be in the live auction.

This large framed Camilla photograph was donated by Linda Corteylou and will be a live auction item.
03/16/2017

This large framed Camilla photograph was donated by Linda Corteylou and will be a live auction item.

We have fabulous items this year for the live & silent auctions!!!  If you haven't gotten your tickets for Jazz, Jewels ...
03/16/2017

We have fabulous items this year for the live & silent auctions!!! If you haven't gotten your tickets for Jazz, Jewels & Jeans then make sure and get them soon. All of these items will be part of the silent auction .

Thank you to Smith Furniture for donating this 43" LG Smart TV!!  Message is on here or call the museum office if you wo...
03/14/2017

Thank you to Smith Furniture for donating this 43" LG Smart TV!! Message is on here or call the museum office if you would like to purchase tickets! Drawing will be April 1st. You do not have to be present to win.

It's less than three weeks to Jazz, Jewels & Jeans!!  Contact the museum office for tickets.
03/13/2017

It's less than three weeks to Jazz, Jewels & Jeans!! Contact the museum office for tickets.

What a great interview with Vernon Holcomb about the Ezekiel airship!!
03/08/2017
Amazing Ezekiel Airship on display in Pittsburg

What a great interview with Vernon Holcomb about the Ezekiel airship!!

It was based on kite technology, and inspired by a book in the Bible. It supposedly flew a year before the Wright Brothers.

Jazz, Jewels & Jeans will be April 1st!!
02/01/2017

Jazz, Jewels & Jeans will be April 1st!!

We are in desperate need of at least one docent at The Farmstead and one at The Depot.  If you or someone you know is in...
01/19/2017

We are in desperate need of at least one docent at The Farmstead and one at The Depot. If you or someone you know is interested in being a volunteer then give Fanny a call at 903-855-7571 or 903-856-1200.

12/21/2016

THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24 AND SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31. WE WILL RESUME REGULAR OPERATING HOURS ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 5. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EACH OF YOU!

12/17/2016
The Daytripper

The Daytripper

On the Set in Mt. Pleasant. Setting up at the Northeast Heritage Museum.

Good morning everyone. A date has been set for our annual shrimp boil (which we ususally have in the spring, but decided...
10/21/2016

Good morning everyone. A date has been set for our annual shrimp boil (which we ususally have in the spring, but decided fall might be fun). This is part of our fundraiser and is a very important event. The date is Saturday, November 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ezekiel room at the museum. Seating will be limited and reservatons will be received on a first come, first serve basis. Call me immediately to reserve you seats. $100 per couple or $50 single. 903-855-7571.

This is my Pittsburg I grew up in Pittsburg having had a wonderful, loving childhood and it does take a village! I went ...
10/20/2016

This is my Pittsburg

I grew up in Pittsburg having had a wonderful, loving childhood and it does take a village! I went off to college (SMU), married and in 1989 moved back. My husband came to Pittsburg for my ???? reunion and he fell in love with ‘my town’ and said he wanted to retire here, thus we did. I’ve never regretted one minute of that decision.
Pittsburg has not only been my home but my family as well. I wish I could name all the wonderful people and how they have enriched my life. When I go to my pharmacy (Parker’s) two wonderful pharmacist are always there to answer my questions. All the repair men - gas, electric, pluming, general repair, my yardman, Bill and my beloved Ruth are all kind people who are always ready to help me when I call. Living alone, that means more than I can say. Dr. MacBeath, who I can never thank enough when my husband was ill - kindness above and beyond
the call of duty – good friends and acquaintances all ad up to a great town and one which I am so grateful to be a part of.
Thank you Pittsburg, I do love you!

Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Museum
10/18/2016

Northeast Texas Rural Heritage Museum

Thanks to AJ Mason for bringing the program at tonight's Trustee meeting. He gave an informative talk about his duties as Camp County Judge and also talked about his time as a Texas Highway Patrol. Thanks to chairman, Brenda Barnwell, for arranging the program.

Thanks to AJ Mason for bringing the program at tonight's Trustee meeting.  He gave an informative talk about his duties ...
10/18/2016

Thanks to AJ Mason for bringing the program at tonight's Trustee meeting. He gave an informative talk about his duties as Camp County Judge and also talked about his time as a Texas Highway Patrol. Thanks to chairman, Brenda Barnwell, for arranging the program.

Our yearly  membership drive is now underway!  By joining now your membership will effective until Dec 31st, 2017.  Appr...
10/05/2016

Our yearly membership drive is now underway! By joining now your membership will effective until Dec 31st, 2017. Approximately 500 school children toured the museum this year in addition to visitors, not only from Texas, but from the United States and foreign countries. Our museum is the biggest tourist attraction in Pittsburg!! Membership is very important to keep the doors open. We want our museum to remain one of the top "small museums" anywhere. We have several membership categories available and donations to the museum are tax exempt. Give Fanny or Lanita a call for additional information.

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204 W Marshall St
Pittsburg, TX
75686

Opening Hours

Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(903) 946-3243

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