Legend of Falfurrias
Bow & Arrowhead Collection
Early Hats Collection
Antique Office Equipment
J. A. Brooks
E. R. Rachal
Military Exhibits ~
Artifacts from Foreign
Mora Brothers Portrait
Palacios Brothers Portrait
Yrineo Peña's War Memorabilia
Early Aviator - Fidel Vela
The Carol Dryden Collection ~
Dryden Collection of approximately 99,000 photo negatives
are accessible for public viewing and photo reprints can be obtained
for a minimal fee. This collection includes photos of persons
and places from Falfurrias, Premont, Encino, Benavides, and Hebbronville,
The Heritage Museum,
located right along the famous Chilsom Trail and the Texas Tropical
Trail of Texas, is dedicated to the preservation of a frontier
heritage in artifacts, relics, records, pictures, maps and personal
papers of the early pioneer settlers whose deeds and adventures
are so much a part of Texas History.
The museum is governed
by a Board of Directors. It is supported by donations and subsidized
by the City of Falfurrias.
The museum is open
and free to the public on Tuesday through Saturday:
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.,
Private tours by appoinment.
Closed Sunday, Monday and on National and State Holidays.
Phone (361) 325-2907.
Over a hundred years
ago the Texas Rangers were a shield between the pioneer settlers
and a hostile land. Falfurrias was a shield with Company D, Texas
Rangers, stationed here as an area headquarters. The Texas Ranger
Room is dedicated to the Texas Rangers and their role in the
history of Brooks County which was named for a famous Ranger
Captain James Abijah Brooks.
The Ranger Room features
original guns, uniforms, records, personal memorabilia and pictures
of famous Texas Rangers.
The museum is also
the home of 100 pairs of boots that were worn by Texas Rangers,
including "Big Foot' Wallace.
If you have an ancestor
or relative who has served in the Rangers, please send us his
name and any information you may have pertaining to the time
and place(s) of his service. A ranger roster is maintained here.