“There is no reason for these organizations to go it alone on their preservation projects when help is right around the corner – or county, I should say,” he added.
The Palo Pinto County Historical Association is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization that operates the Old Jail Museum Complex, located at 5th and Elm in Palo Pinto. It is open from the first weekend in March until the second weekend of December, every Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Mineral Wells Heritage Association, also a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, operates the Rock School Museum, located at 105 N.W. 5th Ave. in Mineral Wells. Its monthly meetings are on the second Thursday of every month and include a program, usually about the history of the community, by one of its members or a special speaker. The museum is also open during special events, like the Crazy Water Festival, and for private tours.
The Friends of the Boyce Ditto Public Library, additionally, is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization that operates in conjunction with the Boyce Ditto Public Library and accepts donations on the library’s behalf, holds book sales, raffles and functions as an essential part of library operations. The Friends hold monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of every month at the library.
Members of each of these organizations are all volunteers and dedicate parts of their lives for the betterment of the community.
Residents of the county may join any of these organizations to make a substantial contribution to the preservation of our local history. Volunteers often work in teams on interesting and vital projects, meet new people who share interests in preservation and, at the same time, make a substantial contribution to their community.