For researcher: Albums which have been indexed are available in the museum. Many contain very early pictures of Yorktown.
The musuem is open by appointments as well as usual hours.
The facebook site list additional information and albums of pictures telling the story of this unique museum.
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Sunday (except if Holiday) 2:00-5:00
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1 week ago by Yorktown Historical MuseumMadame DuBarry was donated by Ginger Stripling who is the great granddaughter of L A Hohn. The Hohn family were original settlers in DeWitt county.1 week ago
Mt wifes family were original DeWitt colony settlers.1 week ago
Dorothy Schroeder Mayfield. Lol... I'll ask. We went to Gonzales for a family reunion about 10 yra ago. Du Bois I think. They came from S Carolina.1 week ago
Dorothy Schroeder Mayfield. My dad was in the Navy with Lawrence Jensrzy id I spelled that right. He and Helen and family were dear friends of ours. I had polio in 52 and we always atayed with them when we went back for follow upa to Warm Springs. From 52 to 60. We drove to Yorktown from Abilene on Friday. I still remember getting a burger from Tom ans Eds gas station. Great memories1 week ago
Is related to Henry Hohn? I remember once Henry drove me home on his bicycle. I got sick at Holy Cross and there was no phone to call my Mom.
2 weeks ago by Yorktown Historical MuseumThe museum’s latest logo Charles Eckhardt who was a successful businessman in Indianola,Texas freighted supplies from Indianola to SanAntonio
He wanted a shorter route so he got Captain John York to help plan
The Indianola Trail was the Trail used
There was a half way point that Charles Eckhardt saw as a great place to stop as well as set up business. Permission granted from John York to give up some of his property
Stopping place—name in honor of York
First five families were German Yorktown, Texas
Charles and Caesar Eckhardt and Sons Place of business
On the Indianola Trail
German: Rastplatz. (Rest Place)2 weeks ago 2
Does anyone know the names of the first five German families?2 weeks ago
Our great, great grandfather, Carl Hoff, from Prussia, came along a bit later and also carted freight throughout Texas, Mexico, and the Southwest.
3 months ago by Yorktown Historical MuseumNewest donation and exhibit
Mustache cups donated by Tanya Taylor. Thank you so much for the wonderful addition to our historical artifacts from Yorktown.
4 months ago by Yorktown Historical MuseumAnother special find
Women of the late 1800’s saved the hair from their brushes
Then often made jewelry
This was made in 1870 and is on exhibit.4 months ago
Mourning jewelry...lots of it from that time period. Much of it is stunning but NO WAY would I purchase something with that high of a risk of attachment!!!
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