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The Sherman Museum’s History

The Sherman Museum located in Sherman, Texas was founded in 1976. The museum strives to meet future goals and responsibilities to educate the public. Off-site exhibits, children’s workshops, and travelling exhibits are available to schools, clubs and organizations, allowing the museum to reach a greater number of people.

The museum is a historic Carnegie Library built in 1914. It is one of a handful of remaining Carnegie Library buildings in Texas. The museum houses three oil-on-wood paintings by Texas artist James Swann, that were installed in 1934. They are possibly the only example of WPA art in Grayson County.

In the late 1980s a second facility was acquired, the Church of Christ building situated next door to the Carnegie building, and is used for the storage of 50,000-plus artifacts in the collection. The most significant feature of the Church of Christ facility is the 48 original stained-glass windows. Both buildings became recorded Texas Historical Landmarks in 1986 and in 1990, the Carnegie building was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

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