Elgin Depot Museum

Located in the historic Union Depot, circa 1903, the museum includes an extensive archive collection and is the repository for historic photographs in the community. Museum volunteers and staff are available to assist with research including genealogy questions. The building was restored in 2002. Operated by the Elgin Historical Association, the museum is open from 2:00 to 5:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday.

Group tours are available by appointment.

The museum has both rotating exhibits and permanent exhibits on the development of Elgin and an Area Veterans Display in the old ticket office starting with area Veterans from the Texas Revolution.

Exhibit at the Museum

A new mini-exhibit has opened featuring mementos of the luxury train American Orient Express.  This certainly gives a new meaning to 'traveling in comfort'.  Compliments of Javier J. Garza, long time employee of the rail line.

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Depot Sketch
Elgin Historical Association Resources, Books, Souvenirs
All proceeds from these items goes for the upkeep of the museum. Please Make checks payable to Elgin Historical Association. Items to be shipped will be charged shipping and handling.

Resources
The museum has an extensive photography collection and archives area. Visitors are welcome to browse photos, copies may be obtained.
  • CDs of past Elgin Courier newspapers starting with 1908 - $10 each
  • Old Elgin calendars with photos - $1
Books
  • A History of Elgin Texas: 1872-1972 - $20
  • Hogeye to Elgin booklet by Nell Davis - $5
  • Elgin Etc. Stories of Elgin, Texas - $20
  • Cross Roads Elgin, Transportation History of Elgin, Texas - $22
    By: Charlene Hanson Jordan published 2004
  • Images of America - $24
    By: Sydna Davis Arbuckle and Judy Davis
  • Stuck in the Mud at Post Oak Island - $22
    By: Charlene Hanson Jordan 2008

Souvenirs
  • Elgin Union Depot Centennial 1903-2003 coffee mugs - $6
  • Elgin Local Postcards - 50 cents each
  • Engineer hats for adults are $10 and children's hats are - $7
  • Engineer Hats with Depot Patch - add $2
  • Depot logo patch - $2 each
  • Elgin Afghans - $35 each