The Cotton County Museum Association is interested in donations of items of historical interest, both to the area of Cotton County, and to past time periods. They do not have to deal specifically with Cotton County, although, those things are especially of interest to us. We also have no objection to accepting cash donations. We sometimes purchase items of particular interest that may not be obtained any other way, such as the barber chair used by Dwight Sturdivant, and by Ed Blair before him. The chair is about 100 years old. So, cash if always good.
Some of our recent donations are: an early 1900's cane-back wheel chair donated by a gentleman in Stillwater with no connection to Cotton County; a WWII Japanese Arisaka rifle and bayonet taken off Luzon in the Philippines by J. T. Wyatt; WWI uniform with accessories by Dorene Montgomery Boggs, widow of Ray Montgomery, WHS class of 1912; Garland Parish's 3-panel display of barb wire collection by Johnny Parish; the old cash register from Mershon Drug by Delores Bridges Petty Fletcher; framed panoramic photo of Stimpson Ford's Parade of Fords, 1922, by Lois West Hooser; and many others.
If you have something you would be interested in donating to the museum, please send an e-mail, drop us a line, or call Linda Garrison. Here are just some of the items on our "wish list."
Photographs of places and events in the county.
Photographs of people of note, or groups, such as church, school, etc.
(If you cannot donate the photo, we would like to borrow it to make copies)
School yearbooks (have Temple through 1983).
Military items, Civil War, WWI, WWII, particularly.
Cotton County businesses advertising items.
Vintage clothing (pre 1950).
Old toys and dolls.
Old comic books.
Mustache cup and barber bottles.
Nurse's uniform and cape.
Old candlestick telephone.
Old baby buggy.
Stereoptican and picture cards.