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    All events are held in the G. C. Rann Auditorium on the second floor of the museum. The late G. C. Rann and his wife Maurine and the citizens of Decatur began restoration of the auditorium, and the completion of the restoration process has the auditorium a showplace.  We have a full schedule of events planned for the rest of the year.

Museum Auditorium
(photo by Blake Hannah)

A ramp and elevator are available to make the museum accessible to the physically challenged. 




MAY 21, 2017

Dear Friends:

Just a note to let you all know that one of our former Wise County Heritage Museum employees passed away on Thursday.  Shirley Zedaker started out working at the museum under the Texas Work Force program, then stayed on as our paid employee after completing the program.  She was a faithful worker for several years and retired when her health slowed her down too much to climb the steps into the building. She passed away at her home in Decatur.  

Services are:  visitation: Monday night at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur from 6 to 7 PM.  Graveside services are scheduled for  10:30 AM on Tuesday, May 23,  at Fairview Cemetery on FM 407 between Decatur and Rhome (Justin Road). 


MAY 25th, 2017

Dear Friends:

Just a reminder of our annual Spring Archeological T our  of the Wise County Historical Commission & Society coming up this Thursday (25th). We will be gathering at the Wise County Heritage  Museum in Decatur at 9 AM, then leave by car pool by  9:30 AM to travel to the home and farm of Bill and June Marques off FM 2622 at Stony.  If you have never been to this place, you WILL be pleasantly surprised.  If you have toured their farm before, there is always something new to see.  After our time there, we hope to continue on to Ponder to have a Dutch Treat lunch at the Ranchman's Café --then tour around Ponder a little.  Feel free to extend this invitation to other individuals from other groups.  Bill will keep us all entertained with his unending stories about local history. 


Kerry Clower, Chairman
Wise County Historical Commission

                                             COME ONE! COME ALL AND BRING A FRIEND OR PERHAPS TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 29th, 2017

Dear Singing Friends;
Just a reminder that our monthly Opry Singing is Coming up this coming Monday night (May 29th) at 6:30 p.m.  It seems like it has not been long since the last singing since there is nearly a week left of May.  At this time we are waiting to finalize whether we will have the Opry because of the Holiday.  As always, we will meet ing the 2nd floor G. C. Rann Auditorium of the Wise County Heritage Museum at 1602 S. Trinity St., in Decatur.

Hope to see you and all of your singing friends on Monday night.


Kerry Clower, President
Wise County Historical Society, I nc.