Library and Museum
Kimble County Historical Museum - Located at the old Kimble County Hospital 2101 North Main at Hospital Drive
Pecos Trail Partners Meeting click on this link for details on the January 19,2017 meeting, which will be held at the new Kimble County Museum at 10:00 a. m.
The Kimble County Historical Museum, sponsored by the Kimble County Historical Commission, Please call prior to visiting the museum to confirm hours that they are open. Normal hours have been: Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. - 12:00pm and 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. but this may differ depending on various factors. There is no charge for admission. In order to visit the museum on the weekends, you may make an appointment by calling (325) 446- 2477 or (325) 446- 2792. The museum has collections of:
- World War I & II Memorabilia
- Historical Documents
- Indian relics
- Antique Tools & Household items
- Many more items of historical interest
The museum also offers a variety of books for sale that pertain to local history:
- Families of Kimble County Volume I & II
- Peace in the Valley: A Chronicle of Kimble County Cemeteries
- Genealogy research help available
- Extensive collection of books pertaining to area history
The Kimble County Historical Commission is currently in the process of raising money to build a new museum facility that will better preserve and display the rich and extensive history of Junction and its people. If you would like to make a donation to the Kimble County Historical Commission, please feel free to do so when you visit the museum or contact Frederica Wyatt at the numbers listed above.
KIMBLE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
P.O. Box 271
Kimble County Library
Junction can boast of having one of the best public libraries found in any small town. The Kimble County Library is housed in a beautiful native stone building donated by Dr. Joseph Neight in 1973. Since that time, the O.C. Fisher Wing has been added. This large spacious room contains Congressman Fisher's papers, furniture from his office in Washington, D.C., paintings, and other memorabilia. O.C. Fisher, a native of Kimble County, served as Congressman from his district for 32 years. Among the items in Mr. Fisher's collection are all the copies of all the books that he has written.
The Kimble County Library is a member of the Big Country Library System. This membership gives immediate access to many materials not available in local libraries. Research materials are readily available through Big Country System, as are 16-mm films, bilingual materials, filmstrips, and fiction. Because of this membership, Kimble County Library is given yearly grants for the purchase of non-fiction materials.
Children's activities are an important part of the schedule at the library. Story hour is held weekly throughout the year with emphasis on puppet shows and on oral reading and telling of stories. Children are encouraged to participate in the Summer Reading Program, which begins in June and ends in August.
The library staff is welcoming and always happy to help. Kimble County Library is open five days a week and offers an abundance of material for research purposes, academic literature as well as plenty of shelves full of books for sheer enjoyment. The library subscribes to a large number of magazines and an extensive file of these magazines is kept. A daily newspaper and the local newspaper are on hand at all times. Kimble County Library offers something for everyone, regardless of the reader's interest and needs.
KIMBLE COUNTY LIBRARY
208 North 10th