The Tomball Museum Center, run by the Spring Creek County Historical Association, is a tribute to the origins of Tomball. Many of the buildings have stood for more than a century, and they are maintained so they replicate the experience of visiting them during that time period. The museum is open Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, and a $4 donation is asked of anyone who takes a tour.
ADDRESS: 510 North Pine St., Tomball
HOURS: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday; 2-4 p.m. Sunday
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: The Tomball Museum Center is a tour through the history of the Tomball area. The campus contains numerous buildings dating back to the earliest periods in Tomball’s history, including an old doctor’s office, jail, Lutheran church, barn and schoolhouse. Anyone interested in Tomball’s heritage should make at least one visit. In December, the museum will hold a candlelight tour where visitors can enjoy the grounds free of charge.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: “We have a 1930s jail. We have the two cells of that jail in another building, so we have a wall that, if it were all the way to the roof would give you quite a good example of that. It was certainly not a time when they coddled prisoners. It’s very popular with children.” — Jean Alexander, museum director