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Lake Jackson 
Historical Museum 

The Lake Jackson Historical Museum presents permanent and rotating exhibits that highlight major eras and influential figures of Lake Jackson history. From the Indigenous Karankawa people who lived on this land for thousands of years to the Dow Chemical Company workers who made Lake Jackson home during World War II, there is something for everyone to learn here. 

Located in downtown Lake Jackson, the museum is the headquarters of the Lake Jackson Historical Association and functions as an important community space. 

249 Circle Way,
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
Free Admission 
Open Tuesday - Saturday
from 10 AM to 4 PM 

The year 1528 marks the

first recorded encounter

between the Karankawa and

the Spanish settlers in Texas.

Between 1843 to 1864

Abner Jackson operated

and owned the 

Jackson Plantation. 

On November 11, 1942,

the Dow Chemical Company

hires Alden B. Dow

to design Lake Jackson. 

The Windecker Eagle first set

flight on October 7, 1967 

Explore our Exhibits 

First Floor Exhibits

Made with Tour Creator, 

Second Floor Exhibits 

Made with Tour Creator, 

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Windecker Eagle

Hands-on History

Hands-on history provides our viewers with a topic pertaining to history or cultures around the world. The presentation is then followed by a craft activity. The crafts shown are selected in accordance with the short history/cultural presentation.

About: Explore Norwegian culture and the traditions of basket making. In this series learn how to make paper Christmas baskets. 

What you need: 

Red and white paper, scissors 

Download: Christmas Heart Basket Template 

About: Explore the history of the Japanese Tsuru (Japanse crane) and learn how to make an origami crane. 

What you need:

8 x 8 paper (any color or paper will do)

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