Donate to the TPM Building Expansion Fund

The 13th Annual Old Timers Reunion is on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10am-2pm in the conference room. All retired prison employees and their spouses are invited to attend. Sandra Rogers will be on site to sign her recently published book, Electrocutions in Texas 1924-1964. Come join us for free food, fellowship, and door prizes.

Winners of the Prison Museum Raffle:

  • Marshall Herklotz, 2017 Ford F-150 XLT Super Crew cab pickup
  • Matt Gross, 2018 EZ-Go S4 Golf Cart
  • William Huebner, $1500 gun

Thanks to everyone who participated in this fund raiser.

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Donate to the TPM Building Expansion Fund

The Texas Prison Museum (TPM), in existence since 1989, offers an intriguing glimpse into the lives of the state's imprisoned citizens. The museum features numerous exhibits detailing the history of the Texas prison system, featuring a look inside the operations behind the fences and walls. At its permanent location since 2002, TPM is frequented by a cross-section of the public, ranging from school students on field trips learning about the Texas prison system to tourists from around the world. Over 34,000 people visited the TPM this past year.

We need your help: a 5000 sq. ft addition to include enlarged exhibit space, an archive/research room, and an artifacts storage room.

Why this is necessary: To create additional display space enabling greater public access to new exhibits and

  • Showcase more collections that share the history of the Texas prison system by collecting, preserving, and displaying Texas prison system artifacts
  • Expand history, understanding, and perspective of the Texas prison system
  • Provide educational and archival research for academics and scholarly writings

How you can donate: There are multiple ways to contribute to the Texas Prison Museum Building Expansion Fund. The Texas Prison Museum is registered with the United States Treasury (Internal Revenue Service) as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations to the Texas Prison Museum Expansion Fund are tax deductible. You will receive a donor contribution form stating the date and amount of your contribution for your tax purposes.

Construction Timeline/Projected Cost: Fall 2017-Summer 2018; $1,000,000.00 Thank you for your monetary donation and being a part of

Display the Past through Our Future: Donate to the Texas Prison Museum Building Expansion Fund.

Jim Willett, Director, Texas Prison Museum