Special Events

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Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Old Jail opens for the season every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am €“ 3:00 pm through December 10 and is free of charge.

If you have questions or would like to schedule a special or group visit, call (940) 325-0789.
Location - 5th and Elm Palo Pinto, Texas just south of the court house. In cooperation again this year with Humanities Texas The Palo Pinto County Historical Association brings new exhibits to the Old Jail Museum Complex.
Strawn Historic Museum

Open Friday and Saturday 10 AM to 3:30 PM. Tours of the recently renovated Strawn Depot are available during museum hours.

Address 119 E North Front Street, Strawn, Texas 76475. For more information call Strawn City Hall 254 672 531

December 9, 2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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April 27, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
2019 PPC On Tour 1. Poster 11 x 17
Save the date for our Palo Pinto County Historic and Wildflower Tour. Tickets prices - $15 adults, kids age 15 and under $5. You can purchase your ticket at all tour locations on tour day.The event is self paced and you can start anywhere you choose.

Sites are the Watson House, Strawn House and Robinson One Room School in Strawn, St Boniface Catholic Church on Dodson Prairie, First Christian Church, Old Jail Museum Complex in Palo Pinto, Johnson League Ranch and Mausoleum North of Gordon and Rocker B Ranch in Graford.

Palo Pinto County is rich in history. Spend the day with us. You will be so glad that you did.

Advance tickets can be purchased at the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce during regular business hours beginning in April.

This event is produced and directed by the Palo Pinto County Historical Commission Members with thanks to our generous tour sponsors.
Sponsor names and additional information will be posted as it becomes available so come back and visit our web page.

May 17 and Sunday, May 18
Palo Pinto Native Flute Festival Saturday

June 1, 2019
Frontier Days, Celebrating Palo Pinto County Old Settlers
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Old Jail Museum Complex
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All Day Fun - Live Music and Living History Demostrations - doll making, sewing, quilting, spinning, whittling, games and other frontier crafts...
Come in Period Dress
Meet Ancestors of the County's Early Settlers

December 12, 2019
Frontier Chrismas
Old Jail Museum Complex
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Fashioned Christmas
Story Telling
Surrey Rides
Come in Period Dress
Shop Country Store for Gifts
Family Fun

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Palo Pinto Facts

hexagonsThe Hexagon Hotel built in 1895 and opened in 1897 was the first building in Mineral Wells to have electric lighting. Its unique shape improved ventilation, an important accomplishment in the days before air-conditioning.