A Trip Down Memory Lane

We, at the Beaumont Heritage Society, are usually in full-out event mode at this time of year.  With the pandemic, nothing is usual. We are learning to adapt and innovate to address our museum’s needs and stay relevant in the community. That said, I thought I’d take this time to share with you how our organization got […]

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Spindletop Gusher Replica

Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum

Near the original Spindletop site, Gladys City, founded in 1892, quickly became a bustling factory town for wildcatters to buy leases and live while tapping into the Spindletop oil boom. In 1975, a replica of the Gladys City Boomtown was created to preserve the city’s bustling beginning. Browse around the town – which includes a […]

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Beaumont Main Street

Beaumont Main Street

Beaumont Main Street, in partnership with the City of Beaumont, envisions an economically vital downtown that stimulates historic preservation, promotional opportunities and job growth while blending professional, business, government, retail, residential, cultural, religious, entertainment and educational entities.

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Fire Museum of Texas

Fire Museum of Texas

The Fire Museum of Texas is located in a former fire station, the former Central Fire Station, in Beaumont, Texas, built in 1927. The building is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, and is an example of the Renaissance Revival.

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Edison Museum

Edison Museum

The Edison Museum, a science and history museum about the life and inventions of Thomas Edison, is located in Beaumont, Texas at 350 Pine St. on the grounds of Edison Plaza.

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Texas Energy Museum

The Texas Energy Museum is a museum in Beaumont, Texas in the United States. The museum was formed in 1987 to tell the story of oil through state of the art exhibits including talking robotic characters. The museum opened on January 10, 1990, the anniversary of the Spindletop gusher.

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Tyrrell Historical Library

Tyrrell Historical Library

The Tyrrell Historical Library is a public library in Beaumont, Texas. Originally built in 1903 to serve as the First Baptist Church, the building displays a mix of Richardsonian Romanesque and Victorian Gothic architectures, with pointed arch windows and quatrefoils, and all of its original stained glass.

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Temple Emanuel

Temple Emanuel is a Reform Jewish synagogue in Beaumont, Texas. The congregation was founded in September 1895, and erected its first building in 1901. This wooden building in Neo-Byzantine style design was replaced by the congregation’s current brick building in 1923.

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