The museum is located at 616 N. Red River in Mexia, Texas in the renovated original Mexia High School building. This building now houses the Administration offices for the Mexia ISD. It has also been home to the Junior High and the 5th grade. Museum hours are the first Saturday of the month from 10:00 AM until Noon. You can visit the museum by appointment by calling or emailing Bob Crider or Ron Capehart. There is no charge for admission but donations are always welcome.
The Mexia Public Schools Museum officially opened on April 25, 1998 to serve as a depository of the Mexia Public Schools and Dunbar High School traditions and history. Beginning with a few cartons of assorted memorabilia, the collection has grown to include thousands of artifacts, photos, documents and pieces of school lore.
Our collections include a room dedicated to the graduates of Dunbar High School - home of the Dragons! Pictures of students, teachers, and administrators from the past line the walls, along with band instruments, football jackets, and class rings from that school.
There is a section dedicated to World War II military men who graduated from MHS. There are two 1928 Academic Sweaters and a case containing class rings dating back to 1922. The museum has a separate room for the band containing band uniforms, twirling uniforms, and instruments.
A collection dedicated to Kathy Jones is housed in the museum as well. Another room is The Sports Room which includes trophies, jerseys, letter jackets, and newspaper clippings related to Mexia Blackcat sports.
Along the hallways, outside the museum, are the treasured class pictures dating from 1918 to 1992. These are hung along with portraits of superintendents and principals who have served the Mexia ISD. Also located in the hall are many FFA-related awards and pictures. Many unusual artifacts are displayed throughout the halls of the museum as well.
Readin' & 'Ritin & 'Rithmetic - the Three R's - they're all here! Come relive the memories of the Mexia Public Schools and Dunbar High School - you'll be glad you did. Step in and take a step back in time. Y'all come to see us when you can!