With a 41 year history behind us, we are the largest and best museum of any kind in Chambers County. Chambers County Museum at Wallisville is uniquely set up to serve the public that is interested in history. Our location right on the frontage road of I-10 essentially in the direct center of the county is easily available for the local and the traveling public. Over 100,000 vehicles pass our location every day.
The 501 (c) (3) non profit Wallisville Heritage Park was founded by John G. Middleton in 1979. John's vision was to recreate the original town of Wallisville in hope of preserving the frontier history. Middleton built the present day museum and library in 1989, moved in two school buildings from the 1800s and had them restored as closely as possible to the original structures. The project sparked so much interest that people donated artifacts, documents and photos from their ancestors that would create enough interest to attract visitors to the new museum. Since 1979, families continue to donate items of interest to the museum, each one adding to a story or to the history of one or more families.
In addition to operating a museum and archives on Chambers County history, our facility includes a genealogy library and research center filled with approximately 2,000-2500 books. The museum also boasts some seven hundred vertical files on pioneer families of the county. The library and vertical files are open to the public at no charge. Genealogists and researchers can stop in and visit the library any time.