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The Stone Fort Museum

Book signing with Jeri Mills, author of African Americans in Nacogdoches County
3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Book cover: African Americans in Nacogdoches CountyJoin us for some light refreshments from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24 and hear author, Jeri Mills, describe the development of her book, African Americans in Nacogdoches County, and the process of collecting community history. Copies of Jeri’s book will be available for purchase in the Museum Store for $21.99 each.

After the Civil War and the end of slavery, African Americans all over the United States faced the challenge of survival while attempting to repurpose their lives. Through the images in this book, readers will get a glimpse of the unique culture that developed in the small African American communities in Nacogdoches County.

Author Jeri Mills is a retired educator and contributing writer for The Daily Sentinel. An active researcher and writer on African American history, her works have been published in local schools, state, and national publications.

Current ExhibitLeech Box, ca. 1820
Waring Historical Library
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

Misery & Remedy: the Rise and Eradication of Epidemic Diseases in East Texas
February 1, 2015 – December 20, 2015

Misery and Remedy examines six epidemic diseases – smallpox, cholera, yellow fever, Spanish influenza, tuberculosis and polio – through the mid-1900s, focusing on early remedies, scientific discoveries, and the advancement of public health. The exhibit includes more than 150 artifacts from 23 institutional and private lenders throughout the East Texas region and across the United States. A wide range of objects from bloodletting devices to a nurse’s uniforms and a pocket microscope to a ginger jar tell the story of epidemics in East Texas: an international story that is an example of the old adage, ‘all history is local’

For more information on the exhibit, or on how to plan a visit for your group, contact the Museum staff by phone: (936) 468-2408, E-mail:

The campus of Stephen F. Austin State University is home to a fort, and not just any fort. A fort that was a trading post, private home, church, jail, and saloon - but never a fort. A fort that was built three times, and a fort that was torn down by men to be re-erected by women. Read more about the history of the Stone Fort.

Admissions & Hours

Admission for individuals is free of charge. Educational programs are by reservation only. Call 936-468-2408 for group rates and more information.

Open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and University Holidays.


From North Street, Business Highway 59, enter Stephen F. Austin State University at Griffith Boulevard. The Museum will be on your left at the intersection of Griffith and Clarke Boulevards. Free parking for visitors is available only on the front and the south sides of the Museum. Paid parking is available in the covered garage across from the Museum.


Phone: 936-468-2408
Fax: 936-468-7084

Stephen F. Austin State University
Stone Fort Museum
Post Office Box 6075
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

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