Historic train depot to open exhibit on the railroads of Nacogdoches County
November 9, 2012 - SFA Public AffairsNACOGDOCHES, Texas-The Center for Regional Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University will host an opening for the exhibit "The Railroads of Nacogdoches County," at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Nacogdoches Historic Depot, 101 Old Tyler Rd.
After an opening reception, featured guest speaker Dr. Tom McKinney, visiting assistant professor of history at SFA, will highlight the history and impact of railroads on Nacogdoches County. The presentation will feature several railroad lines in the region, including the Houston, East and West Texas, the Texas and New Orleans, the Nacogdoches and Southeastern, and the Angelina and Neches River.
McKinney received his bachelor's and master's degrees from SFA, where he wrote his thesis on Nacogdoches and the Southeastern Railroad. He later received a doctoral degree from the University of Houston. He began working with the Center for East Texas Studies on a variety of East Texas projects, including a history project on the Angelina and Neches River Railroad during its 100th anniversary.
The exhibit will continue through Jan. 25, 2013. Hours are 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, and Friday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (936) 560-5426.