Rotating exhibits are showcased on the second floor in the Temporary Exhibit Gallery.
Opened October 8, 2013
The Interurban Era
A new exhibit explores the interurban railways and streetcars that shuttled passengers between towns in the first half of the 20th century. From 1904 to 1925, trolleys carried passengers around Temple and to Belton for a few cents. These interurban lines offered cheap and convenient alternatives to riding in a carriage or using the railroad to cover a short distance.
The exhibit features photos from the LeRoy O. King, Jr. Collection. Mr. King, along with his father, photographed and documented electric railways across the country and acquired well over 100,000 images of virtually every interurban that existed in North America. Mr. King also published and edited numerous books on electric railroads. His photograph collection is now part of the archives at the Railroad and Heritage Museum.
July 5 – August 31, 2013
Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas
“Citizens at Last” focuses on the twenty-seven-year woman’s suffrage campaign in Texas. This traveling exhibition uses archival photographs, newspaper clippings, cartoons, cards, and texts to illustrate the struggle of women to gain the right to vote in Texas. The exhibit also gives the visitors a chance to “Be a Suffragist” and test their voting rights knowledge. “Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas” was produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibit is made possible in part by a We the People grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Tracks Through Black History: Experience the struggles of African Americans as they make their way through history aboard the railroad. Journey with them as they pave the way for the Civil Rights Movement and finally see equality and freedom at the end of the line. 2013
Annual Polar Express Christmas Village display and Christmas Toy exhibit.
A photographic history of the Temple Santa Fe Depots to celebrate the Centennial year of the current Depot.
The Scott and White Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Reunion Celebration photo exhibit
Vacation Wonderland exhibit
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