Open Saturdays by appointment
Located in the historic Union Depot, circa 1903, the museum includes an extensive archive collection and is the repository for historic photographs in the community. Museum volunteers and staff are available to assist with research including genealogy questions. The building was restored in 2002. Operated by the Elgin Historical Association, the museum is open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Open on Saturdays by appointment.
Group tours are available by appointment.
The museum has both rotating exhibits and permanent exhibits on the development of Elgin and an Area Veterans Display in the old ticket office starting with area Veterans from the Texas Revolution.
Call for Interviews
This summer, the Elgin Historical Association is creating a new podcast called “Audio Elgin” to post on various social media platforms. The podcast will tell the story of our City through a series of audio-recorded interviews conducted by Abigail Fritz, a summer intern and volunteer, at the Depot Museum. The interviews will be scheduled at times that are convenient for participants. If you are interested in sharing your personal and family history, please contact the Association at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibit at the Museum
A comprehensive look at communication equipment since Elgin became Elgin and an exhibit on World War I are new featured exhibits at the museum. Communications exhibit features a restored switchboard. Thank you to all the volunteers with the Elgin Historical Association who made these exhibits possible.
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Elgin Historical Association Resources, Books, Souvenirs All proceeds from these items goes for the upkeep of the museum. Please Make checks payable to Elgin Historical Association. Items to be shipped will be charged shipping and handling.
The museum has an extensive photography collection and archives area. Visitors are welcome to browse photos, copies may be obtained.
CDs of past Elgin Courier newspapers starting with 1908 - $10 each
Old Elgin calendars with photos - $1
A History of Elgin Texas: 1872-1972 - $20
Hogeye to Elgin booklet by Nell Davis - $5
Elgin Etc. Stories of Elgin, Texas - $20
Cross Roads Elgin, Transportation History of Elgin, Texas - $22 By: Charlene Hanson Jordan published 2004
Images of America - $24 By: Sydna Davis Arbuckle and Judy Davis
Stuck in the Mud at Post Oak Island - $22 By: Charlene Hanson Jordan 2008
Elgin Union Depot Centennial 1903-2003 coffee mugs - $6
Elgin Local Postcards - 50 cents each
Engineer hats for adults are $10 and children's hats are - $7