The Mitchell Museum sits on 40-acre property in South Central Texas in Lavaca County. It is the only black cultural institution in the county. Founded by Naomi Mitchell-Carrier, this museum was developed from a restored church turned house. The property was purchased by Marshall and Malinda Mitchell in 1917. The church was built by Marshal Mitchell in 1913. In 1936 the church was moved from Sweet Home Texas to where it now sits, north of Sublime Texas.
There are four rooms in all, representing family, Texas, music and women. This is where Naomi teaches the art of preservation of family and community history. The museum is open every 4th Saturday starting in Spring 2019 or you can schedule a visit by contacting TCAALH for an appointment or a field trip.
LOCATION & HOURS
3805 FM 155
Halletsville, Texas 77964
From Houston: Take I-10 for 88 miles toward San Antonio, West to Weimar, TX. Exit and go left on FM155 for 12 miles. Our gate is on the right, just before you reach the Marshall and Malinda Mitchell Historical Marker. You may want to read it, turn around, and come back to enter gate, painted black (same side of road). Turn in and follow road to Museum.
From Hallettsville: Go East on HWY 90A for 12 miles until you see sign for Highway to Weimar, FM155. Turn left and go for 4 miles, stopping at Marshall and Malinda Mitchell Historical Marker, on your left. Just past this marker is our black gate on the left. Turn in and follow road to Museum.
From San Antonio to Weimar is 110 miles or from Austin to Weimar is 82 miles: You may travel 1-10 East toward Houston to Weimar. Exit and go right for 12 miles. Our gate is on the right, just before you reach the Marshall and Malinda Mitchell Historical Marker. You may want to read it, turn arounf and come back to enter gate, painted black. Turn in and follow road to Museum.
EVERY 4TH SATURDAY
*Except for in June
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CALL 713-252-5326 FOR APPOINTMENTS & FIELD TRIPS