Hill College’s Texas Heritage Museum receives certificate from Lt. Governor

  Hill College
  Tuesday, May 2, 2017 10:25 AM
  Texas Heritage Museum

Hillsboro, TX

The Hill College Texas Heritage Museum received a certificate from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick that was presented at the State Capitol of the Sovereign State of Texas on April 12, 2017. The certificate was in honor of being recognized for excellence by the American Alliance of Museums’ Core Documents Verification program. The certificate will be framed and displayed at the Texas Heritage Museum located at 112 Lamar Dr., Hillsboro, TX. 

Of the nation’s nearly 35,000 museums only 1,180 have passed the Core Documents Verification. The Texas Heritage Museum is one of 55 museums out of nearly 2,100 museums in Texas accomplished the AAM’s documents verification milestone.

As part of the verification program, the Texas Heritage Museum was required to revise five core documents related to the operation of the museum including a long-range strategic-plan, a mission statement, a collections-management policy, a code of ethics policy, and a disaster-preparedness/emergency-response plan. This reassures the community that the Texas Heritage Museum has in place the policies and plans essential to museum management, providing staff and governing authority the structure necessary for ethical grounding and accountability needed to make informed, consistent decisions in support of the museum’s mission and sustainability.

Today, 54 years from its infancy, the Texas Heritage Museum is comprised of three divisions: Galleries & Collection, the Historical Research Center and the Hill College Press. The Museum’s mission is to “Explore Texas and Texans during wartime and how those experiences affect us today.” 

Hours of operation for the Museum are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays. Historical Research Center hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Museum’s summer hours begin May 15 which are Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. The Museum and the Research Center are closed on Fridays.

The Texas Heritage Museum and the Research Center are both open for the Memorial Day holiday, Monday, May 29, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information please visit https://www.hillcollege.edu/Museum/Index.html or https://www.facebook.com/texasheritagemuseum/