FOR THE STUDY OF HISTORY
The Texas Heritage Museum, located on the campus of Hill College in Hillsboro, received its start with Hill College history professor Harold B. Simpson and his personal collection of military memorabilia in 1963. Under the stewardship of museum and college staff, the collection has expanded to include artifacts from the Civil to the Vietnam Wars including documents, letters, and personal stories from Texas-born soldiers including Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier of World War ll. The museum’s Historical Research Center archives an extensive collection of maps, photographs, and documents from the Civil War, making it a nationally-recognized repository for Civil War memorabilia. The Center also houses a collection of personal items that once belonged to Hill College graduate and former Texas Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock. The museum’s grounds are home to the official Texas State Medal of Honor Memorial to Native-Born Texans, honoring the memory of the military men and women of Texas born in the Lone Star State.