The Chambers County Historical Commission conducted its annual breakfast meeting at Al T’s Restaurant in Winnie on March 15th. The invited speaker for the meeting was Mr. Paul Keating, long time Winnie businessman. However, due to an illness, Mr. Keating was unable to attend. In Mr. Keating’s absence, Commission Vice-Chair R.B. Scherer, Jr. spoke using notes that were provided by Mr. Keating, describing the Winnie-Stowell area as it was in the early 1960’s when Mr. Keating arrived. Mr. Scherer also added his recollection of various businesses and events that no longer exist and a general discussion of the history of the Winnie-Stowell area was conducted by commission members.

Commission Chair Bob Wheat then conducted a business meeting of the commission which included reports from the various committees. It was reported that the State Permit for outlining the area of Fort Anahuac had been received and that this project would commence shortly. The project entails the placement of a permanent outline of the known area of the original fort. Plans are also being drawn to construct a small replica of the fort near the park entrance.

Kay Willcox, Chair of the Endangered Properties Committee reported that one of the commission’s Old House Recognition signs had been placed at the County Courthouse in recognition for the Chambers County Sesquicentennial Celebration. The other sign will be moved to the Dr. Schilling residence in Cove in the near future. This program recognizes the older homes and structures that are located throughout the county.

Chair Wheat also reported that the Historical Archives/Museum Building was now open to the public three days each week. Chambers County Commissioners Court has provided a part-time employee from the County Library System to work in the museum and the public is encouraged to visit the museum on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.




The Chambers County Historical Commission meets monthly on the fourth Saturday at 9:00 am in the Archive/Museum Building located at 300 Cummings Street in Anahuac.

The public is encouraged and invited to attend. Anyone wishing to participate in the Historical Commission should contact Bob Wheat, Commission Chair. Historical Commission members are appointed by Chambers County Commissioners Court.

Written by CCHC Publicity Chair Pudge Willcox
March 24, 2008

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