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Address: 301 North Polk, Jefferson, TX 75657
Phone Number: +1 903-665-6668
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Description: Museum features Land Surveying history, the exhibits feature examples of...
Museum features Land Surveying history, the exhibits feature examples of early surveying dating from the 1700's. Items on exhibit are compasses, transits, levels and topographic tools. Our collection includes, maps, documents and historical items from early America. Our maps feature North America, the united States and Texas from the early 1900's. The tools of early surveyors are on display. Our exhibit of early calculation devices, slide rules and other methods represent the development of mathematic tools. The museum includes an extensive clock collection featuring time keeping devices and calendars clocks. Our displays include items which measure, such as scales and barometers. Our collection of salt & pepper shakers includes pairs from each of the states and many vacation destinations. The collection numbers nearly 1000, all are unique.
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First of all I want you to know that two people collected the items: clocks, salt and pepper shakers, surveying equipment, adding machines, and other assorted things, since the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Tilghman, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

First of all I want you to know that two people collected the items: clocks, salt and pepper shakers, surveying equipment, adding machines, and other assorted things, since the 1960's. This has been a labor of love and they told me that they saw this building available and decided to open the collection up to the publlic at their OWN... More 

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Hindsville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very interesting museum, every kind of clock you can imagine and I have never seen so many salt and pepper shakers. Such nice people, can really tell they enjoy telling about the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very interesting. Curator extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Really enjoyed our visit. Recommend and will go back.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The proprietor was overly friendly. I wanted to walk around and read the displays but the lady wanted to lead me around and show me the items that most interested her. The information on the displays are very informative so a guide is not necessary. I know she was trying to be helpful, but I finally just had to leave... More 

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Shreveport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A delightful couple shares their passion for and knowledge about surveying and time-keeping. Not to be missed...even the kids will enjoy!

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North Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

this is a great little museum from a lifetime of collected instruments and knowledge. Beautiful exhibits that are fascinating and free history lessons from the curator.

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Mount Vernon, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My wife and I were visiting Jefferson and found this wonderful museum. It's an unexpected enjoyment. We were walking from our car to the antiques stores and just happened to see this place was open. The owners are wonderful open people who have poured their hearts into this very varied collection of clocks, surveying equipment and curiosities. My wife, who... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is a must visit for anyone interested in history, maps, surveying, timekeeping, clocks, salt/pepper shakers, early business machines, etc. etc. And most of all... the wonderful owners of all of these wonderful things opening up their hearts and collections, sharing with you their knowledge and beautiful artifacts. And talk about a small world... after telling Mr. Ingram that I... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were given a personal tour by the owners. The museum is a their own collection that they have been collecting for over 60 years. They will give you all of the history behind the clocks and other things in the museum.

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We went in by chance, it just looked interesting. We were so surprised because it's much more. This couple has such an amazing collection of time pieces. Vast and expansive collection that will take you back in time (pun intended). The lady that owns it took us on a personal tour and she was just delightful. Her husband has saved... More 

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Address: 301 North Polk, Jefferson, TX 75657
Phone Number: +1 903-665-6668
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Jefferson

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