Freestone County Historical Museum - Barbara and H. Neil Bass Wing
History and legacy were the words of the day during the official opening of the new exhibit building of the Freestone County Museum.
Named for the husband and wife who turned a dream project into reality, the Barbara and H. Neil Bass
Wing officially opened its doors to the community on Saturday, December 1, 2007.
History was of high importance to the Bass couple, as one of the original members of the museum board included the mother of the late Mr. Neil Bass.
Both graduates of Fairfield High School, Bass couple returned to their alma mater for a 50-year combined teaching career.
Barbara taught Second Grade; Neil taught History and Drama for high school.
Combining history and the education of future generations was a perfect way to continue their legacy.
The Bass couple gave a personal donation of $520,000 for the 5,015 sq. ft. building, constructed by Watkins Development Corporation of Corsicana, Texas.
The facility features rough-cut wood siding and a wrap-around porch with cedar posts.
Visit the Freestone County Historical Museum, located at 302 E. Main Street in Fairfield, Texas.
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Sinclair & Wright Architects of Tyler were the architects, and served as Construction Manager for the project.