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The Stone Fort Museum

Temporary Exhibit: March 2018 - May 2019
Pocket, Purse and Pack: Digging into Everyday Carry

Think about the things you have in your pocket or purse today. Are they necessities? Do you always carry the same tools or toys? Everyday carry varies from one individual to the next and from one generation to the next. How does your everyday carry differ from your grandmother’s or grandfather’s EDC?

Everyday carry reflects the prevailing technologies and social norms. It’s no longer a common sight for a woman to carry an umbrella on a sunny day but it’s also common and acceptable for a woman to sport a tan. In Pocket, Purse and Pack, we dig into the pockets of early East Texans. Join us!


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.

Directions & Parking

From Starr Avenue, enter Stephen F. Austin State University at Clark Boulevard traveling north. The museum will be on your right at the circle intersection of Griffith and Clark Boulevards.

Visitors to the museum may park at no cost in any legal parking slot including faculty, staff, or student. If there are no vacancies in street parking, the Student Center Parking Garage across from the museum on Alumni Drive offers paid parking.

See a map.


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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