Wise County Historical Society
The Wise County Historical Society, Inc., owns the Wise County Heritage Museum, and its main focus is to raise funds for the restoration of the building. It is governed by Trustees and Officers, and it employs one staffperson. Membership is open to the public.
The group meets monthly (excluding August and December) on the 4th Thursday at 3 PM in the auditorium of the museum. (In November, the meeting date is the 3rd Thursday to avoid conflict with Thanksgiving.) The meetings focus on various programs of historical interest.
The group makes scheduled tours of historical sites in the county as well.
Volunteers in the group assist genealogical researchers the proceeds from their research goes to the museum restoration project.
One of the main fundraising projects of the Society is the annual Wise Country Fall Out in October of each year. It is a showcase of local talent that continues to grow each year.
The group has received Distringuished Service Awards for Wise County in 2005 and 2006 for their efforts to preserve the county's past.
Annual dues are $10 per person or $15 per couple. A lifetime membership is $150 each. Members are admitted free to the museum and to the Archives Room. They also receive a newsletter in which queries may be listed at no cost. To join, complete the application and send a check or money order with your complete name and address to.
Wise County Historical Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 427
Decatur, TX 76234
Sally Pegues, Frank Blank, and Sue Tackel
Bettye Jane Dodds