The Marshall Lions Club hosted Harrison County Historical Museum Executive Director Becky Palmer.
In his current role, Palmer oversees the efficient operation of the Harrison County Historical Museum inside the 1901 courthouse; the Service & Sacrifice: Harrison County at War exhibit inside the Memorial City Hall Performance Center; and the Inez Hatley Hughes Research Center located at 104 E. Crockett.
According to Palmer, her predecessor, Janet Cook was a driving force in aligning and preserving Harrison County’s vital history, which includes the Inez Hatley Hughes Collection. Additionally, without Cook’s effort, the Service & Sacrifice Expo recognizing the global efforts of Harrison County veterans may never have happened. But Palmer is pretty modest, especially considering that under his leadership, the Harrison County Historical Museum received the John L. Nau III Award from the Texas Historical Commission for the permanent exhibit in the 1901 courthouse. which traces the history of Marshall and Harrison. County.
Palmer was quick to remind everyone that the museum is open and free to all patrons. His hope – people appreciate Harrison County’s rich history and, if touched by the exhibit, decide to make a donation that keeps the lights on and ensures the area’s history is available for future generations .
When Palmer closed, she reminded everyone that the Harrison County Historical Museum relies on volunteers to support operations. If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact the Harrison County Historical Museum team by email at [email protected]
If you are interested in learning more about the Marshall Lions Club and/or becoming a Lion, please attend a Tuesday noon meeting at the Panola Harrison Cooperative Building located at 410 E. Houston St. in Marshall.