Sachse Historical Society

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02/15/2020
Sachse Museum

Come Visit the Sachse Museum and learn about how Sachse became a city! Open Tuesday's 10-1 and by appointment.

The end of an era began today with the start of the demolition of the building we all have affectionately called "Old Ci...
02/05/2020

The end of an era began today with the start of the demolition of the building we all have affectionately called "Old City Hall". The Gateway Plaza shopping center opened in about 1985 during the 1980's building boom. Early businesses included a flower shop, Kids in Motion, BJ Auto, Marty's Furniture, and was also home to Heart Life Church, and the Sachse Chamber of Commerce. In 1993 the building became part of the city. The Plaza went to auction after a second time in 1996, but that company defaulted and it was decided that the building could be used to house city offices. February 10, 1997 Gateway Plaza become Sachse City Hall and would be until the new complex was opened in October 2010. The Sachse Chamber remained in 'Old City Hall' until just a couple years ago and the Park department used the old council chambers area for programs and as space for citizens to rent out for birthday parties and other activities. Old City Hall was not in good condition these last 10 years, roof leaks, foundation issues, electrical issues and well all the stuff that happens to aging buildings. Lots of good memories have been made in 'old city hall' and hopefully the business that is moving in and investing in our community does well! What other business do you remember being in Gateway Plaza? Did you go to Heart Life church? Share your stories!!

Your random history bite for today!
02/02/2020

Your random history bite for today!

Have you ever wondered why embroidery scissors are shaped like storks? Well, these scissors didn't actually start out as scissors, but as umbilical clamps. Sometimes, the clamps would be used with a set of forceps shaped like snakes. Why snakes? To symbolise the Rod of Asclepius, the Greek god of healing and medicine.

Between the 19th century and now, these little stork scissors have gone through some really big changes. In the past, most of them were between four and a half to six inches long, with their heads mounted at almost a 45-degree angle. The beaks were heavy clamps not meant to cut, but to restrict the blood flow before the umbilical was cut. Some even had little babies hidden inside the stork's beak that would appear when the clamps were opened.

The midwives began to use the scissors for needlework that they carried with them to work on during long waiting times when babies were being born.

Who knew these scissors had such a long history that started with delivering babies? The Smithsonian has a medical bag on display with a pair of stork scissors, in their American History Collection.
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We have a quite a collection of old nameless photos that have been scanned but not yet edited into individual files. Som...
02/01/2020

We have a quite a collection of old nameless photos that have been scanned but not yet edited into individual files. Some photos have become my favorites and the individuals get nicknames based on their characters that shine through the photos. This young man obviously has an affinity for his dog and is in several photos on this bridge linking Sachse to Garland. He is always a playful looking young man! Does he look like anyone in your family? Photo was taken probably between 1918-1920.

100 years ladies!! Check this out!! Anyone have any local stories about ladies involved in the women’s suffragette movem...
01/29/2020

100 years ladies!! Check this out!! Anyone have any local stories about ladies involved in the women’s suffragette movement?

This Saturday experience what life was like in 1920 in Dallas at the Living History Tour.
10 am Open House
11 am Living History
It's free!

#dallashistory #SwissAvenue #mungerplace #juniusheights

Texas Historical Commission
01/26/2020

Texas Historical Commission

On this day in 1945, Audie Murphy, the 19-year-old son of Hunt County tenant farmers, performed heroic actions that would contribute to him becoming the most decorated soldier in World War II.

Near Holtzwihr, France, 2d Lt. Murphy commanded Company B, 15th Infantry Regiment, when it was attacked by six tanks and about 250 German infantrymen.

He ordered his men to fall back while he directed artillery fire over a field telephone. He also fired the machine gun atop a burning tank destroyer to halt advancing troops. Alone and exposed to enemy fire from three sides, he kept up the fight for an hour.

When Murphy joined up with his company, they and reinforcements made a counterattack and regained their original positions. For his actions that day, Murphy received the Medal of Honor. He returned to a hero’s welcome, which was the cover story of Life magazine.

Murphy later starred in 44 movies, including portraying himself in the 1955 film adaptation of his autobiography, “To Hell and Back.” The State of Texas has placed historical markers in Celeste and near Kingston to commemorate his birthplace, and another in Farmersville to mark his homecoming.

Looks like some great activities!!
01/10/2020

Looks like some great activities!!

Happy 2020! February Workshops are all about Celebrating the 1920s!

Wylie Historical Society
01/09/2020

Wylie Historical Society

Woohoo! 🤩 The Brown Cottage Marker was installed today! This is Wylie's third Recorded Texas Historic Landmark!

Once restoration is complete the Wylie Historical Society will host an official marker dedication ceremony 🎉 ribbon cutting 🎀 and open house 🏠 (If you'd like to be invited 💌 there is a link in the comments to register!)

The Brown Cottage has been undergoing extensive restorations over the past couple of years due to the original foundation beams aging, lot drainage issues and the 2016 hail storm that did a lot of damage.

We'll keep you updated! 😎

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Sachse Museum and Caboose Decorations
12/30/2019

Sachse Museum and Caboose Decorations

Sachse Museum and Caboose Decorations

If you haven't made it by the caboose for some fun Christmas light photos you still have time!!
12/30/2019

If you haven't made it by the caboose for some fun Christmas light photos you still have time!!

Sachse Historical Society's cover photo
12/30/2019

Sachse Historical Society's cover photo

It’s beginning to look like Christmas!!! Special new this year are the glass ornaments and lights that used to belong to...
12/17/2019

It’s beginning to look like Christmas!!! Special new this year are the glass ornaments and lights that used to belong to Mollie Brand Grissom

It’s beginning to look like Christmas!!! Special new this year are the glass ornaments and lights that used to belong to...
12/03/2019

It’s beginning to look like Christmas!!! Special new this year are the glass ornaments and lights that used to belong to Mollie Brand Grissom

Same day as pancakes with Santa!! So go eat pancakes then tour this stunning home!!
11/19/2019

Same day as pancakes with Santa!! So go eat pancakes then tour this stunning home!!

Open House at the Brown House!
Join the Wylie Historical Society and Experience one of Wylie's most noted and beloved houses... The iconic Queen-Anne style Victorian house was built in 1904 by Thomas and Mattie Brown... learn about the history behind it and efforts to restore and preserve it.

Saturday Dec 7th between 11AM-4PM
301 N Ballard Ave, Wylie, TX

Bonus:
Looking for just the right setting for your family photo??? We've got you covered! Best photo-ops ever!

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11/14/2019
Military Heritage Collection of North Texas

This is super fun History! If you haven't been to the Military Heritage Collection of North Texas you are missing out!

We got to run the newly arrived Abbot this morning.

Really nice day for it and it seems to be running really well.

11/12/2019

We are closing early today to attend a Veterans program!

The new books are in!!! The cover is super sharp now and the book material is fantastic!! Books are $20! We will have th...
11/02/2019

The new books are in!!! The cover is super sharp now and the book material is fantastic!! Books are $20! We will have them for sale at the Veterans Day Ceremony!

Did you get a chance to check out our new shirts for sale at Fallfest?! If not we still have some for sale! Stop be the ...
10/29/2019

Did you get a chance to check out our new shirts for sale at Fallfest?! If not we still have some for sale! Stop be the museum on Tuesdays or message for a pick up time! Adult Shirts are $15 youth sizes $12!

Invention History always fascinates me as well as the people who’s brains work like this!!
10/27/2019

Invention History always fascinates me as well as the people who’s brains work like this!!

If you go to the Schulenburg City Cemetery in Schulenburg, Texas, you will find the grave of this man, Gus Baumgarten, who died in 1960. It's not marked by anything special but it should be because, if you like cookies or pie, you owe a debt of gratitude to Gus. You see, it was he who effected a revolutionary change in kitchens worldwide. In 1917, Baumgarten was fooling around with a thermometer in his oven and invented controlled-heat baking in the process. Herbert Hoover, who had been appointed head of the U.S. Food Administration by President Woodrow Wilson, heard of Baumgarten's experiments and wrote to him, asking if he would please instruct by mail 2,385 home economists, who would demonstrate this new baking method all over the country. The result was a thermostat on nearly every oven subsequently produced in America and, of course, the world. It's hard to imagine an oven without a thermostat these days, but prior to 1917, baking had consisted of (essentially) heating and cooling, with no direct way to evenly control the heat.

So the next time you bite into a brownie, remember old Gus Baumgarten, resting in peace in Schulenburg, and thank your lucky stars for the general inventiveness of Texans.

10/16/2019
City of Allen City Hall

This is always a fun event and you get a real feel for some of the challenges of the 1860's

The Allen Heritage Guild and the Civil War Living Historians of Collin County host the Civil War Encampment on October 19 & 20 at the Allen Heritage Village.

Fallfest is just a couple weeks away!  Stop by the booth to sign up to be a member and check out our Sachse items!!
10/07/2019

Fallfest is just a couple weeks away! Stop by the booth to sign up to be a member and check out our Sachse items!!

08/21/2019

August 19, 1856 Farmer Gale Borden patents his process for condensing milk.

Remarkable lady in history. Unknown to most of the rest of us, but remarkable just the same.
08/14/2019
Dorothy Olsen, WASP pilot in World War II, dies at 103

Remarkable lady in history. Unknown to most of the rest of us, but remarkable just the same.

Dorothy Eleanor Olsen, a member of a group of civilian volunteers who flew planes across the country during World War II, has died. She was 103.

Saving history one page at a time.
08/09/2019

Saving history one page at a time.

Image processing department at UNT — newspapers going back to 1829. This student is taking apart bound newspapers, scanning, and returning to archival boxes. After this part, they are discoverable online in the Portal.

What a lovely happy rock that some sweet person left in front of the museum!
07/26/2019

What a lovely happy rock that some sweet person left in front of the museum!

What do you remember about the Apollo Moon Landing?!
07/20/2019

What do you remember about the Apollo Moon Landing?!

Photos from Sachse Historical Society's post
07/16/2019

Photos from Sachse Historical Society's post

Happy Apollo Landing day!!
07/16/2019

Happy Apollo Landing day!!

On today's date 50 years ago, Apollo 11 launched. This would become the first mission to land humans on the Moon.

The last 2 weeks have been busy ones at the museum! A fantastic opportunity to share more of our local history and colle...
06/06/2019

The last 2 weeks have been busy ones at the museum! A fantastic opportunity to share more of our local history and collection has been given to us by the new Community BBQ! We are just thrilled to be able to create some rotating displays to a wider audience! If you haven’t tried out Community BBQ yet, they are still in soft opening phase and the food is just awesome! Keep an eye on the Sachse Historical Society wall for the full display as we get the pieces In place!

06/06/2019
You can support Sachse Historical Society through Amazon Smile!  Donations are used for everything from paying the elect...
06/03/2019

You can support Sachse Historical Society through Amazon Smile! Donations are used for everything from paying the electric bill to purchasing items to help preserve our history!

Look who has a new drive/parking lot given by some amazing big hearted guys!!
05/31/2019

Look who has a new drive/parking lot given by some amazing big hearted guys!!

Just wanted to thank our friends at Whiskers for Wounded Warriors.

The guys had 40 tons of gravel delivered to improve the road and parking lot.

These guys are awesome, they do so much good for our Veteran community. If you get a chance check them out, they are always looking for new members and support.

Congratulations Mike on the new Grandbaby.

Well you know what they say about houses and buildings, there is always maintenance to be done! Our porch posts and rail...
05/24/2019

Well you know what they say about houses and buildings, there is always maintenance to be done! Our porch posts and railings have seen better days and in the battle of the elements and mother nature, we certainly were not winning! But after many many many conversations and more then a few ideas and trials we have a wonderful solution and a fix that should hopefully last 25+ years! A huge shout out to our amazing handy volunteers Bob and Ed for taking on this project and making our porch pretty and safe again!

Memorial Day is Monday, honor those that have honored our country through military service.
05/24/2019

Memorial Day is Monday, honor those that have honored our country through military service.

Today’s project! Photographing Mollie Brand Grissom’s high school yearbook from 1931!!
05/21/2019

Today’s project! Photographing Mollie Brand Grissom’s high school yearbook from 1931!!

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3033 6th St
Sachse, TX
75048

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The Sachse Museum is open every Tuesday from 10 am to 1 pm. Grounds are open every day sunrise to sun set.

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Tuesday 10:00 - 13:00

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Veterans Day Ceremony #SachseHistoricalSociety 11/9/2019
Here is a link to a trolley car from Spaghetti Warehouse that you may be interested in acquiring and I feel that it should be placed in Heritage Park. What are your thoughts about buying it.
Happy Thanksgiving! 🧡🦃🧡
These are the 2 Vietnam era drones that will be on display at our Veterans Ceremony next Saturday. The orange one is the 1966 Beechcraft Cardinal and the other one is a 1965 Gyrodyne QH-50 helicopter drone.
My neighbor purchased the house next to mine. It's nearly as old and was sinking into the ground. My house was built in 1935 and very few around here have been given a second, or third, chance. After all of his work, I drove by their house today and my heart swelled with love and adoration. FINALLY, Someone who gets the beauty of preserving something vs. buying it and letting it rot away or tear it down! Major praise to my neighbor and his AMAZING efforts on the renovations!!! ❤️❤️❤️ We can all learn from this. Respect for our town includes preserving our history, as well as growth!
Went everyday I have many Brothers and Sisters on this wall but 3 in particular SFCJoe Pederson, Sgt Bob Phillips And Spec James Rozo RIP
My husband was very moved! I'm so thankful to y'all for making it happen
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We are looking forward to seeing the wall and paying respect for those who served thier country. My husband Robert M. Oldham served two tours in Vietnam. Thanks be to God for those who served and for the City of Sachse for honoring those who died during this war.