The following excerpt is from an article published in the July 11, 2011 edition of the North Texas e-News. It caught my eye and my attention, as Patty has Delta County ancestry, and this museum didn’t exist the last time we were in the area doing research. The article is rather lengthy, which you don’t want to miss if you happen to have Delta County, Texas ancestry – so be sure and click on the link at the bottom of the article to read the full thing.
Unique in many ways, the Mary Slough Museum in downtown Enloe, seven miles northeast of Cooper is likely to become a favorite Texas historical showcase for visitors who spend an hour with Richard Duncan, director of research, genealogist, and chief volunteer.
“Most of the people who find their way to the museum are not from around here. They come from Hawaii, Illinois, and all across the country to discover the Delta County roots of their ancestors who once resided here,” Duncan explains.
Few leave disappointed after mentioning an ancestral Delta County family name to Duncan. If he does not respond immediately with information from his encyclopedic memory, he pulls from the shelves one of the hundred or so loose leaf notebooks filled with maps, photographs, genealogical information, and lists of related families. Some researchers will spend a six-hour day finding answers they could locate nowhere else about their heritage.