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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.

The Stone Fort Museum is powered by SFA student employees and will be open with reduced hours while classes are out of session.

Modified hours for Wednesday May 22 through Monday June 10:
Tues. – Sun., 1 – 5 p.m. and closed Monday.

We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, June 11.

Directions & Parking

From North Street, Business Highway 59, enter Stephen F. Austin State University at Griffith Boulevard. The museum will be on your left at the circle intersection of Griffith and Clarke Boulevards.

Visitors to the SFA campus are encouraged to obtain a Visitor Parking Pass from the Visitor Information Booth on Vista Drive. The pass allows visitors to park in any legal parking slot including faculty, staff, or student. Visitor parking spaces for museum patrons are available on Griffith Boulevard across from the museum. Parking spaces designated as visitor parking do not require a Visitor Parking Pass. Paid parking is available in the Student Center Parking Garage across from the museum on Alumni Drive.


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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