May 21, 2022 - The Shelby County Museum needs your help! The next exhibit at the museum will feature the history of Shelby County via photos or paintings. We need you to share your photos of buildings, old homes/homeplaces, or people from Shelby County. The loan of your original photographs would be greatly appreciated but we do have the ability to make copies of your family photos. We need the photographs by the 10th of June.
September 27, 2019 - Great News! The Shelby County Historical Society (Museum) would like to invite everyone to come by the booth at the Poultry Festival, October 3-5. The Museum has had the 1988 Shelby County History Book reprinted and it will be available for purchase during the Festival.
June 7, 2018 - The monthly meeting for the Shelby County Museum was held Tuesday, April 17, 2018 with guest speaker, Terri Lacher. Terri is a native Californian and is a column writer for the Light and Champion.
June 26, 2017 - Saturday, July 1, 2017 will be the annual Sample/Metcalf Family reunion held at the Sample Cemetery. At this year's reunion the William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will be assisting with a very special medallion ceremony marking the graves of John Sample (790-1847) and James Bedford Sample (1825-1910) as Citizens of the Republic of Texas. The ceremony will begin at 10:30am.
April 25, 2017 - Neal Murphy presented to the Shelby County Museum Tuesday, April 18, 2017 a program on Serendipity. Serendipity means a "fortunate happenstance" or "pleasant surprise" while searching for something else.
March 7, 2017 - The March meeting for the Shelby County Historical Society/Museum will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 2pm in the Museum on 230 Pecan Street. The guest speaker will be Mr. Bill O'Neal, who is the Texas State Historian and a well-known author.
He taught history for many years at Panola College and will share a brief history on the Alamo. He has written many books about the history of Texas. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting.
January 20, 2017 (Form) - The Shelby County Historical Society is currently having their annual membership drive for 2017. The Museum is celebrating 57 years of expanding the history and knowledge of Shelby County. The cost of memberships are: $25 for individual/families; business - $500 Platinum; $250 Gold; $150 Silver; $50 Bronze or $1000 for Family Life Membership.
October 19, 2016 - On Tuesday, October 18th, a large crowd at the Shelby County Museum was privileged to hear an enlightening account by Honorable Judge Benny C. Boles of his years playing football for Center and Sam Houston State.