Year: 2022

Smokehouse Repair

Smokehouse Repair

The Smokehouse Repair Smokehouse repair at The Tomball Museum Center was performed during the summer of 2019, due to termite damage.  The extensive termite damage was discovered in the Smokehouse.  The smokehouse, located behind the Theis House was in desperate need of repair.  In June and July 2019, a team was gathered to repair the …

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1901-1905 Rabbet Plane

1901 – 1905 Rabbet Plane

About the Video Handcrafted by GR Broussard – Tomball Museum Series, Episode 2, 1901 – 1905 Rabbet Plane From Handcrafted by GR Broussard: 1 1/2 inch rabbet plane manufactured by Union Factory Chapin-Stephens Co. 1901-1905. What is a Rabbet Plane A rabbet plane is, by definition, a plane designed to cut rabbets (also known as …

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A Planter, a Plow and a One-Horse Gin

This booklet is the culmination of a project undertaken by the Spring Creek County Historical Association in January, 1980.  Funded by the Texas Committee for the Humanities, this project was designed to foster an improved understanding of and appreciation for the agricultural heritage of Northern Harris and Southern Montgomery Counties, the territory formerly designated as …

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Mamaw’s Sugar Cookies

Recipe Notes Mamaw’s Sugar Cookies Rosa Haude Klein, as submitted by Lori Klein Quinn These sugar cookies bring back memories of Family Christmases at Mamaw’s house on Barbara Street.  She would make these every Christmas since they were the grandchildren’s favorite. My grandparents, Rosa and A B Klein (Mamaw  Papaw), had 9 children.  My father …

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The Theiss Family by Houston History Magazine

Here is a brief video history of the Theiss Family by Houston History Magazine. The entire article, “German Settlers of NW Harris County”, was posted in July of 2016. The article is a great read and includes some voice recordings of an interview between Edwin “Butch” Theiss and author Stephanie Gomez. The video below is …

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History of the Akokisa Tribe

History of The Akokisa Tribe

The mysterious Akokisa tribe inhabited Harris County centuries ago, navigating the creeks in 10- to 20-foot-long canoes. Precinct 4 historical programmer Monte Parks shares the history of the Akokisa tribe, their lifestyle, and where they are now. Video from the Heritage Festival Video Series, Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s Office.