The Dickinson Historical Society has several good Christmas gift ideas for you. Click Here
There is still plenty of time to shop at the Historic Railroad Center on FM 517 West.
For the sixth year, we have a historic Christmas tree ornament for your tree, which also make great gifts for anyone interested in Dickinson. This year's ornament is a beautiful recreation of the 1909 First United Methodist Church. This church was built at the corner of 45th Street and St. Goar, and served as the worship location for the church until the present church on FM 517, next to the Depots, was constructed in 1976. This ornament, as well as the previous five ornaments, are available at the Gift Shop at the Center.
Also for sale are two excellent books about the Dickinson Community. First, we have the well known book, "Dickinson, Taller Than The Pines," written by Dickinson resident James Hudson. This book, commissioned by the Weed 'N Wish Garden Club and published in 1979, was in many homes and schools in this area for years. The Dickinson Historical Society recently presented copies to all Dickinson ISD school libraries which did not have a copy.
The second book is "Dickinson 1860-1960 - History, Hard Work and Honor," by Ernie Deats. This wonderful book, full of pictures and commentary about Dickinson, tells the history of this Community with Ernie's vast knowledge of our area and history. Copies were also presented to all school libraries recently.
While you are at the Gift Shop for these items, check out the other things we have for sale, for giving as well as for yourself. And if you haven't toured the newly dedicated Dickinson Depot Museum, take the time to do so. Dee Cover, the City's Museum and Tourism Director, will be happy to show you this wonderful facility.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Dickinson Historical Society, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.