Dowdy Research Grant

W. R. Poage Legislative Library seeks to assist researchers through the John and JD Dowdy Memorial Congressional Research Endowed Fund which provides financial support for on-campus work in the library’s…

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Dr. Alex and Fanny Morgan Papers (1862-1865)

The Morgan letters are primarily from Alexander Morgan, a Confederate soldier, to his wife during the American Civil War. Additionally, one letter is written from Fanny in Mansfield, Louisiana to…

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Group Sales Coordinator/ self-guided tours

5 GREAT REASONS TO BOOK YOUR NEXT FIELD TRIP WITH US 1) Central Texas’s largest museum complex (over 143,000 sqft!) 2) Packed with hands-on STEM & cultural history learning opportunities…

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Harding Black

Harding Black was a master American ceramics artist, who was active from the 1930s to the 1990s. Early in his career, he worked for the WPA and also taught ceramics…

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HIstory Field Trips

HIstoric Waco offers field trips to students in grades Kindergarden through 8th grade. Each field trip includes an interactive tour of a historic house and hands-on activities. Topics include the…

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Independence, Texas Collection

This collection contains materials from numerous sources in and around Independence, Texas. Located in Washington County, the village of Independence was the original home of Baylor University, founded by Texas…

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Lesson Plans

Currently we have two online lesson plans available: Rangers & the Texas Revolution and Texas Geography.

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Liberty Community Cemetery Project

Items in this collection document the history of Liberty Community Cemetery in Independence, Texas. Each object presents an image of the marker, monument or headstone, relevant biographical information (date of…

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Little Peppers

The Little Peppers program provides a sensory-rich version of our most popular program, Waco: Home of Dr Pepper. Geared for our younger visitors between the ages of 4 -7, the…

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