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Named "2019 Organization of the Year" by the Comanche Chamber of Commerce

Recognized as a "BLUE STAR MUSEUM"  by the National Endowment for the Arts

Mission Statement

Preserving history, heritage, and artifacts to honor the hardships, challenges, and triumphs of our Comanche County Founders and pass on this history, knowledge, and legacy to current and future generations.

Conserving Genealogy Heritage and History is our goal!

The Comanche County Historical Society was organized in 1973 for the purposes of preserving the heritage of Comanche County.  In June 1975, Joe Maxwell, a local tax consultant and attorney, donated 3.2 acres of land and buildings to the Historical Society for the creation of a county museum.


Volunteers spent three years cleaning the buildings and acquiring historical memorabilia from the communities of Comanche, DeLeon, Lamkin, Sipe Springs, Board Church, Creamer, Newburg, Sidney, Stag Creek, and Gap for exhibition in the museum.  The Museum opened in October 1978 with displays in the Big Room and five side rooms.  Since that time the Museum has grown to over 15 rooms of historical exhibits, with a workshop area, office, and supply room covering over 50,000 square feet.


The Museum is a member of the Comanche, Texas Chamber of Commerce and is part of the Texas Forts Trail.


We are supported through donations and are open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10am until 4pm.  School, private, or group tours are also available by appointment.  Supporting memberships are available.  We also welcome volunteers and contributions to our collection of historical artifacts relevant to our mission.


Bobby Lane (Newburg)

Beth Martin (Comanche)

David Gore (Comanche)

Cliff Conway (Comanche)

Missy Jones (Comanche)

Fain McDaniel (Sidney)

Garry Steele (Sidney)



First VP:

Second VP:

PR Director:


Past President:

Harold Adcock (Comanche)

Tommy Alford (Sipe Springs)

Sandy Blackwood (Comanche)

Cris Boyd (Comanche)

Cindy Brannan (Comanche)

Eddie Cox (Comanche)

Preston Cox (Comanche)

Beth Fairbrother (Comanche)

Lee Gore (Comanche)

Larry Harbour (Comanche)

Mika Prater (Comanche)

Lee White (Comanche)

Kevin Wilson (Comanche)





Honorary Board:

Keith Prater (Comanche)

Caroline Pinkard (Sidney)

Ruth Adele Waggoner (Comanche)

Rae Jean Hasty (DeLeon)

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