OTHER SITES OF INTEREST
Sample of Museum Items
Johnny & Edith Ingram
You are invited to visit The Museum of Measurement and Time. Located in East Texas on U.S. Highway 59, 17 miles north of Marshall, Texas. Located between Interstate Highways 20 & 30, Jefferson is known as “the Bed & Breakfast Capitol of Texas”.
A visit to East Texas is a step back to early Texas history. Jefferson is one of the oldest towns in Texas and was the port of entry for persons traveling to the west. The Museum features a large collection of American horology & Clocks. Tools used to survey and divide the land. Devices which measure such as scales, barometers & various meters. Also provided for your enjoyment is a substantial collection of salt & pepper shakers.
The exhibits of the museum are representative of the period 1700-1900. These items began as the personal collection of Johnny & Edith Ingram. The Ingram’s are True Texans, raised in west Texas they have lived in Jefferson since the early 1980's. When the decision was made to share their collections with the public; the tourist destination of Jefferson was the ideal venue for them to repay their “adopted home town.”
The museum opened in 2010 and it's exhibits are in continuing change. Many changes have been made to provide visitors with exhibits and other items to provide an educational opportunity of unusual diversification.
LINKS TO SITES OF LOCAL INTEREST AND SPECIAL EVENTS IN THE JEFFERSON AREA
Museum Virtual Tour