Humble Origins Wall Display
The museum's new "Humble Origins Wall Display" can now be viewed by visitors. The wall shows the early development of Humble, from Austin's Colony in 1826, to the building of the Houston East & West Texas Railway in 1875, to the Lords Mill community in 1884, to Bender's Sawmill in 1889, to the Humble OIl Boom in 1904. The display features stories on these developments, along with pictures and lots of interesting facts about the Train, the Sawmill, and the Oil Boom.
New School Display
The museum's new "HIstory of the Humble Schools" exhibit is now open. Visitors can read about the early history of the school district and see pictures of early school buildings. The display also includes pictures and information on school principals, superintendents and other personnel. Artifacts include Willie the Widlcat, School Bonds, and an early minutes book from the Humble School Board.
Good Oil Days 2014
The Humble Museum Directors and Staff worked very hard during Humble Good Oil Days on April 5, 2014. The Board of Directors sold raffle tickets and souvenirs on Main Street, while the museum staff hosted visitors inside the museum.
The Humble Museum booth on Main Street
Spinning and Weaving at Good Oil Days
From the beginning of Texas colonization, cotton has been an important part of Texas. Early settlers learned how to plant cotton, spin it and weave it. These skills are still preserved and demonstrated todat at such places as the Rosebud Hill Homestead in Jesse Jones Park, Humble and at George Ranch in Richmond. Jane Hilton has volunteered or worked at these two locations, and others, for almost 20 years. She demonstrate dher craft at the Humble Museum during Good Oil Days, including how to process cotton -- from taking out the seeds to weaving cotton.
The Humble Museum Board of Directors welcomed two new member in January. Helen Smith and Judy Lee have joined the board for 2014, and will serve with Martha Jo Bell, Marian Burrows, Nancy Coker, Roberta Francis, Bettie McCaa, Robert Meaux, Amelia Shrader, Juanita Steagall, and Mary Lea Taylor.