Take a trip back in time at the Terry County Heritage Museum

Back in time at Terry County Heritage Museum
Updated: Jul. 20, 2018 at 2:30 PM CDT
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BROWNFIELD, TX (KCBD) - You can take a trip back in time by visiting the Terry County Heritage Museum.

Inside you'll find Native American exhibits, learn about Terry County's first jail, experience agriculture and farming, and much more. One of the earliest settlers to Terry County was A.M. Brownfield, who arrived in 1900 and quickly became a community leader, and is the namesake for the county seat.

According to his will, his home was donated as the museum.

In 1985, the museum was declared as a Texas Historic Landmark and currently hosts several story-telling exhibits of Brownfield, Terry County and West Texas.

"The ones who came first really had to have a lot of stamina, a lot of determination and a lot of desire to hang in there and to survive the primitive things they had to face as far as hauling water and lack of supplies. It had to be brought in or picked up and brought in for several miles," Jane Blay, an employee of the museum, said.

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