A two part exhibit has opened at the Chappell Hill Historical Society museum.  “The Way Things Were: Texas Settlers and Their Buildings 1860-1930” is on display.  The exhibit is made possible in part by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  In addition to the traveling photography exhibit, the museum is displaying selection of photographs and artifacts from Chappell Hill’s mercantile history. One wall is set up like Main Street, with photographs of the historic district through time, interspersed with exhibit cases with drug store bottles and local store trade tokens.

Museum Director Christine Hoffman explains that the great thing about the exhibit is its organic nature.  People hear about it and bring in their own photographs or artifacts to add to it.

The Way Things Were will be on display until October 29th. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10-4 and Sunday from 1-4.  The Chappell Hill Historical Society Museum is free to the public, and is located at 9220 Poplar Street in Chappell Hill. For more information, visit or call 979-836-6033.

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