H.R. No. 1473
         WHEREAS, The new Kimble County Historical Museum in Junction
  celebrated its grand opening on March 23, 2019; and
         WHEREAS, Situated in the former Kimble County Hospital, the
  Kimble County Historical Museum replaces an earlier, smaller
  facility that was established in 1966 and closed in 2011; committed
  to telling the county's history on a larger scale, the Kimble County
  Historical Commission purchased the former hospital and hired an
  architect to redesign the interior; work began in 2015, and the
  project benefited from widespread community support; and
         WHEREAS, This handsome, state-of-the-art museum features an
  interpretive wing that leads the visitor from prehistoric times to
  the present day, as well as an area devoted to the story of Hispanic
  people in the county and a room devoted to the arrowhead collection
  of the late Charles Simon; other exhibits include early ranching
  and farming equipment and a collection of medical implements; and
         WHEREAS, The museum also houses a mini-theater with donated
  pews from a local church and displays of sports trophies and
  military memorabilia; in addition, it is home to the Frederica Burt
  Wyatt genealogy center and the Coke R. Stevenson Room, which is
  dedicated to the former Kimble County attorney who served Texas as
  governor from 1941 to 1947; and
         WHEREAS, The residents of Kimble County have joined together
  to preserve a vital part of the history of the Lone Star State and to
  foster appreciation for their shared heritage, and this outstanding
  institution is indeed a welcome addition to their community; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby commemorate the grand opening of the Kimble
  County Historical Museum and congratulate all those involved in
  bringing this project to fruition; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the museum as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 1473 was adopted by the House on May
  10, 2019, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House