J. A. White Family Goliad Center for Texas History
The J.A. White Family Goliad Center for
Texas History located in the Goliad County Library seeks to collect,
preserve, and provide access to significant materials that document the
history of Goliad County and the Coastal Bend Region.
Presently, collections in the Center
consist of materials regarding the Judge J.A. White Family, the
Markethouse Museum, Patsy Light, Tim VonDohlen, as well as the record
collections of local organizations, including the First United Methodist
Church of Goliad. Collections are composed of various formats,
including journals, newspapers, ephemera, manuscripts, maps,
photographs, yearbooks, newspapers on microfilm and DVDs, audio
recordings, scrapbooks, genealogies, a vertical file, and the Texana
book collection, which consists of over 800 titles. We also have bound
oral history interviews from members of our community, which supplement
the historical records and holdings in the Goliad Center for Texas
The Center receives researchers
primarily interested in Goliad’s role in Texas History and genealogy,
and we encourage anyone and everyone to stop by and visit our new
facility and view our holdings. Please keep in mind that the Goliad
Center for Texas History is an archives, and as such, the majority of
the materials are non-circulating and cannot leave the building.
If you are interested in visiting the Center, hours are; Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12:00 pm and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but an appointment is preferred.
For information requests or to make an appointment, please call 361.645.2291 or use the Contact Form below.