The annual joint meeting of the Hopkins County Historical and Genealogical Societies was held August 23rd at the Genealogy Library inside the Sulphur Springs Public Library. Paula Altenbaumer, a member of both societies, presented an entertaining & informative life history of Henry Stout, an early Texas and Hopkins County pioneer, as seen through the eyes of his first wife, Sarah Mary Talbot Stout. Local historian John Sellers introduced the program. More than 50 persons attended the lively presentation which was Part One of the local tale.
“Henry Stout; the Wandering Man, Part Two” will be presented on Thursday September 27th in the Chapel at Hopkins County Museum and Heritage Park, an 11-acre living history park located inside Sulphur Springs at 468 South Jackson Street. The historical presentation will be told through the eyes of another family member, so you will not want to miss this to see what happens with Henry and Sarah. Attendance is free. Light refreshments will be served inside the Atkins House.
Membership in the Hopkins County Historical Society is open to interested adults. Dues are $15 per year. The next time Heritage Park and Museum will be open to the public will be Saturday October 6 for Indian Summer Day and Dutch Oven Cookoff. Heritage Park is also available for family reunions, school tours and company picnics. Volunteers are welcome for upkeep in the park. For details, contact 903-885-2387 or 903-945-3308 or Facebook:hopkins county museum and heritage park