Museum and Archives
Please Note: The Museum and Archives will be closed during October and November while the library downstairs is being remodeled. We will still be able to handle questions and research requests, though response time may be slower.
The Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives is located on the second floor of the Fayette Public Library. It features exhibits related to Fayette County’s history, an extensive archives of Fayette County photographs and documents, a collection of Texas history books, and a small gift shop.
When La Grange was designated as an American Bicentennial city in 1976, the city chose as its project the construction of a library, museum, and archives. The Museum/ Archives attains its purpose of preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting the history of Fayette County through the process of collecting, cataloging, and recording artifacts and papers that are donated.
The first major gifts to the museum and archives were donated in 1976, but the facility did not actually open until 1978. In 2004, the facility underwent a $1.2 million dollar expansion and renovation, doubling the museum exhibit and storage areas and creating an expansive research area.
Today the facility cares for well over 100,000 items. The museum offers changing exhibitions and the archives offers a wide variety of historical and genealogical materials.
Planning Your Visit
The Museum and Archives is now open to walk-in visitors from 10 to 5 on Tuesdays - Fridays and 10 to 1 on Saturdays. However, you may wish to contact us before your visit so that we have research materials prepared for you.
855 South Jefferson Street, La Grange, TX 78945
979-968-3765 and ask to be connected to the Museum and Archives
firstname.lastname@example.org or direct your email to Rox Ann Johnson or Maria Rocha, our archivists and curators.
Our newsletter is sent periodically and includes information on new exhibits, upcoming programs, and recent donations, among other things. See past newsletters or subscribe to have them emailed directly to you.
The Fayette Public Library/Fayette Heritage Museum & Archives Facebook page offers #inthearchives posts every Tuesday and #flashbackfriday posts every Friday, as well as upcoming events.