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The Pelham Community History Museum (PCHM) is a not-for-profit history institution dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of its past and present community members.

Located in historic Pelham of Western Navarro County. The Pelham Community History Museum is a unique and vital resource in this part of Navarro County. It is the only museum in the county devoted primarily to African American Community Heritage.

The Museum is small but growing. Its two-story facility was originally constructed as the Pelham School in 1890.

The museum was dedicated, and opened officially October 12, 2002.

It is home to a permanent collection of more than 150 artifacts, including archives of the pioneer families beginning in 1866, the move to "Forks of the Creeks", now Pelham.

In addition to the visual, recorded and hands-on displays, the Museum offers lectures, reading and creative programs, summer camps, intergenerational study sessions and programs that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of people from within and without the Pelham Community.

These museum programs are a perfect starting place for anyone seeking to enhance their knowledge and appreciation of African American Heritage in Navarro County.

A very capable volunteer staff is on hand for tours and oral history notes.  The facility, also, serves as a meeting place for community organizations.

     Listed by the Texas Historical Commission as: A Lakes Heritage Tour Site
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Computers donated by the Corsicana National Bank & Trust offer intergenerational computer classes at the museum.
Members of the Pelham community gather around the old school, which now serves as a museum documenting the history of the Navarro County black community founded in the 1800s. Daily Sun photo/BARBARA FORMAN
The Pelham Community