Chappell Hill Historical Society (& The Chappell H...
Founded in 1847 by Mary Hargrove Haller, Chappell Hill offers a history rich in culture, higher education, sandbars and stern-wheelers, cotton, the War-Between-the-States, and Polish immigration.
The Chappell Hill Historical Museum is housed in the last public school building of the Chappell Hill Independent School District. The red brick structure is located on the site of the earlier Chappell Hill Female College. Three consecutive buildings served as classrooms for the Female College from 1860-1912. The present building was erected in 1927 and served as one of the rural schools in the area until 1965. The Chappell Hill Historical Society acquired the school property in 1976.
Exhibits of photographs, documents, and artifacts give a glimpse of the town’s history from its beginnings in 1847 through the present day. Visitors have the opportunity to learn about Soule University for men, The Chappell Hill Female College, King Cotton, the Brazos River, the Polish Community, and the Civil War.
The museum hosts a variety of temporary exhibits throughout the year, for African American History Month, an art show in the Spring, Juneteenth, the Fourth of July Cowboy Roundup, and a Fall art exhibit, among other traveling and themed exhibits.