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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Chisholm Trail Museum to hire administrator to guide growth


As more visitors explore Cleburne’s Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum, the city and Johnson County Heritage Foundation Inc. look to hire an administrator to guide facility’s growth.
Cleburne City Council approved a resolution with the foundation to hire a part-time administrator to operate and manage the museum located at 101 Chisholm Trail. The administrator would head the museum’s operations, maintenance, and marketing.

“Anything we can do to support that program out there is going to be a positive for Cleburne and Johnson County,” Councilman Dr. Robert Kelly said.

Volunteers have continuously ran the museum since 2005. Over the years, the museum has seen a growing attendance and brings in 12,000-15,000 visitors annually. A dedicated staff member would allow the museum to keep up with the current demands and grow.

The museum brings in increased tourism traffic including regular busloads of school field trips. The museum is also responsible for the popular and growing Pioneer Days Festival. This weekend-long event attracts about 4,000 visitors in the fall.

The museum showcases artifacts from the Chisholm Trail and has an interactive period-correct buildings like a courthouse, schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, and more to reenact what life was like in the 19th century. The facility also features the Big Bear Native American Museum, which is one of the most dynamic Native American museums in the southwest.

“It’s really a wonderful place, a great way to spend the day, and an excellent resource for the Cleburne and the area,” Economic Development manager Grady Eason said

Visit the Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum website

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