THE HERITAGE CHAMBER
Residents of Chambers County, past and present, who are curious about their ancestry have a bright, well-stocked place to go whenever they feel the need to dig deep into family history – the Chambers County Museum at Wallisville. This unique resource, housed at its own tidy Wallisville address, features a significant resource of Chambers County ephemera including documents, photographs, letters, and oral histories. The research center and library provide vertical files on over six hundred area families and five hundred local historical topics, thousands of photographic negatives, and dozens of newspaper archives and research papers. You may also visit a collection of historic structures on the museum grounds including The Eminence Schoolhouse, a one-room schoolhouse built in 1915; the 1869 Wallisville Schoolhouse, a remarkable structure that survived the hurricanes of 1875, 1900, and the 1915 hurricane that completely destroyed the surrounding community; and two historic home - the William Cooper House and the residence of John Wallis, descendant of Wallisville founding father Elisha Henry Roberts Wallis, and his wife Ina. The museum also maintains a list of Chambers County cemeteries, many of them interring remains of Texas settlers alive throughout the 19th century. If your interest lies closer to the kitchen, pick up a copy of “Memories Are Made of This”, the museum’s own collection of recipes from around Liberty and Chambers counties.
Chambers County Museum at Wallisville
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.