History lives at the Cochrane Museum!

The Cochrane Museum kicks off its 2024 season and will be open from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Saturday through Monday for the long weekend.

After that regular hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted for the Cochrane Historical & Archival Preservation Society (CHAPS), who's dedicated volunteers own and operate the museum.

The museum offers a wealth of artifacts and displays on the rich agricultural and ranching history of the Cochrane area.

Lynn Ferguson, chair of CHAPS museum committee, says there are a few new additions to their displays this year, but the major focus has been on preparing something special for their 25th anniversary on Aug. 5. More on that as the day draws closer. In the meantime, mark it on your calendar; it's going to be special.

The museum is located in the Davies home that was constructed in 1909 using bricks from the Collin’s Brick Yard. It was built to be used as a hospital/nursing home and private residence.

In preparation for the future widening of Hwy. 1A, CHAPS volunteers painstakingly moved the building to its current location in 2014.

The museum is located adjacent to Hwy. 1A on the Historic Cochrane Ranche site. While there is road construction in the area, access remains open to the popular destination.

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