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Indigenous Peoples

The Orcoquisac tribe, who ranged from Galveston Bay to present-day Conroe, were an Atakapa-speaking people.

Impact of the Railroad

The arrival of the first railroad in 1873 was the beginning of Spring becoming an important commercial center.

Spring Farm Life

Settled by German immigrants in the mid-1800s, Spring became a prosperous farming community.

Our Heroes

Harry Emert Tomlinson, a Marine from Spring, served in WWII and was mortally wounded on Iwo Jima.
Spring Historical Museum

Established in 1995, the Spring Historical Museum strives to preserve the rich heritage of the area. Completed in 1948 as a church, it then served for a number of years as a courthouse. Years later, standing unused, the Spring Historical Society had the vision and tenacity to transform the building into the treasure it is today.

Old Town Spring, nestled within the Town of Spring, Texas, is steeped in history as an 18th-century farming community and  19th-century railroad hub, now a Texas Historic Landmark. The Spring Historical Museum, refurbished in 2019 with a vibrant yellow hue, stands as a prominent landmark in Old Town Spring.

Coming Soon

Model Train Display

2024 is the 151st anniversary of the railroad in Spring. Paying homage to the railroad, this summer the museum will be installing a model train display for kids of all ages to enjoy. A train schedule will be posted once the display is complete.

We have the platform in place and are currently taking donations to help us complete our vision of recreating downtown Spring as it looked in the 1920s.

New Exhibit for 2025

We will kick off next year with a Native American exhibit which will tell the story of the tribes that inhabited this area hundreds of years ago.

Coming Soon

Freedom Fest

On Saturday, July 6th we will host the VFW in the museum parking lot to honor all the Veterans from VFW Post 12024 in The Woodlands.

Model Train Display

2024 is the 151st anniversary of the railroad in Spring. Paying homage to the railroad, this summer the museum will be installing a model train display for kids of all ages to enjoy. A train schedule will be posted once the display is complete.

New Exhibit for 2025

We will kick off next year with a Native American exhibit which will tell the story of the tribes that inhabited this area hundreds of years ago.

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