Whitney Area Museum

303 North Brazos Street, Whitney, Texas
Generally open 10 am – 4 pm on the second and fourth Saturdays from April through October.
Jailhouse DoorAdmission free. Donations accepted.

Located in the old post office building, Whitney Area Museum is a small treasure trove of memorabilia related to the town and to Lake Whitney. On the south side of the building, a mural painted in 2001 by local artist Ray Istre features items of prominence in local history such as early settlers, fishing, boating, the military, and the dam.

The museum was established in 1990 by Fred and Jennye Basham, who were active community members.  At one time, they owned the Carver Homestead, and Fred was mayor during "The Battle of the Benches."  The Life Magazine issue that featured the famous "battle" is on display in the museum.

Doll Collection

Other exhibits you can find include

True Texas Tales of the People, Places, and Events of Hill County, Texas