We have done some running around and have seen two museums. The first one was in Bridgeport and was at the visitors center. It was a nice one that tells you about the things that have made this atrea prosper. Like the Butterfield Stage line that really started the town and the oil and gas production. This was a real nice place to visit and best of all it was free.
The next one we went an toured was the Wise County Heritage Museum in Decatur TX. This one is in an old Baptist Collage. It was built in 1892 and ended up being a Baptist Junior College till 1965. They ended up giving it to the historical society and they made it the museum. There is a ton of stuff here and great to look at. They even have a section dedicated to the Lost Battalion. The battalion was captured during WWII when the ship they were traveling on was sank. The men were made to work on the rail road that went to the Bridge over the River Kwai. Also there are lots of things that have been donated to them by settlers from the area. There is also a Cabin on the grounds that was the first building in the county. It was build in in 1854 by Sam Woody. This is a great place to visit and it only costs $2.00 a real bargain.
|Wise County Heritage Museum|
|L.B.J's Hat and things|