Crockett County Museum

Ozona's Premiere Museum

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New Merchandise in YOUR local MUSEUM!!!

The Toy Chest Exhibit




     ……..  All Membership applicants will receive a 15% discount on select items all year long…!!

        Come by and grab a Membership form from YOUR local                                                       





Crockett County Museum

PO Box 1444

Ozona, TX 76943




The Crockett County Museum staff and board members would like to invite you to become part of our organization and take part in preserving our local community’s history with the purchase of annual membership. It is because of these donations that our local historical society is able to preserve and add to our existing exhibits, host our local school students once a year to share our community’s history and it also enables us to participate in other community functions as well. The museum is an important part of our community’s tourist attractions, we receive guests year round from all different parts of the world. Your generous donation will help to keep the museum as a lucrative part of our community.


We are offering new benefits associated with your membership. The details are listed in the chart below.


NAME Amount Free Admission for
Adult Members
Free Admission
(under the age of 18)
Guest Passes Gift Certificate
To Gift Shop
Friend $20 1 n/a
Family $30 2 yes 2
Pioneer $50 2 yes 3
Bronze $125 2 yes 4
Silver Spur $250 2 yes 5 $15
Gold Horseshoe $500 2 yes 6 $20
David Crockett Club $1,000 2 yes 6 $30
All membership levels enjoy the following benefits:  
1. The opportunity to help preserve and display Crockett County heritage  
2. Free use of Fax & Copy Machine and WiFi access during business hours. (some restrictions will apply)
3. 15% discount on all gift shop items (excluding consignment items)    
4. Personal notification and invitation of all museum programs    



Memorials & Gold Leafs Memorials

A memorial is a lasting way to remember that special friend or loved one. Memorials and other gifts to the Museum will be acknowledged. Gold Leafs are $50 each and will be on the wall of the entrance for all to see for years to come. Send your memorial contribution with the persons name and the family member to which you want a memorial card sent to along with their address to Crockett County Museum, Box 1444, Ozona, TX, 76943.


In Honor Of

The museum now has “In Honor Of” cards that are available for purchase. The details are the same as the Memorials. This is a timeless way to acknowledge that special someone in your life.


Executive Board Members for 2019 include President Jan Van Shoubrouek, Vice President Cathy Carson, other board members are Tammy Bunger, Patricia Hernandez, Sandy Bebee, E.A. Wadsworth, Janice Marley, Anna Knaack, Tracy Perez and Belinda Wilkins.


Thank you for ensuring the continuation of preserving the past and the future history of Crockett County. Please make checks payable to the Crockett County Museum. All membership fees and memorials are tax deductable.


                         OUR WINNERS THIS YEAR!!!!………..



                                                                                Door Prize Winners!!



                                 OUR GRAND PRIZE WINNER DEBBIE SMITH.


       Picture taken with Dolores(fashion Designer)

***2018 Style show!***

                 A few Models from Our 2018 Annual Style Show.  Job well done ladies and a BIG Thank you to everyone who attended!



          Here is A Sneak Peak of what your missing out on at your local Museum!!!!


Marolyn Bean & Jill Crawford enjoying the “Ladies’ Tea” Exhibit June 14th.

This “BEAUTIFUL” piece belongs to Cathy Carson our Vice president here at the Museum.

Ozona Outpost: Crockett County Museum

(reprinted from Texas Highways article)

You get the idea of just how empty and remote the country around Ozona is when you learn that local officials installed a red light on top of the 1902 Crockett County Courthouse not only to summon the sheriff’s deputy but to guide travelers to town after dark.

Known these days primarily as a convenience stop between San Antonio and destinations out west, modern Ozona is often overlooked by visitors barreling through town on Interstate 10.

But don’t sell Ozona short. Just moments from the interstate, Ozona offers travelers a taste of West Texas past and present with an engaging history museum, downhome restaurants,
and friendly locals who appreciate the town’s slower pace of life.

Since 1938, visitors from all over the world have stopped at the Crockett County Courthouse square to take pictures with county namesake and Alamo hero David Crockett. Artist William M. McVey’s pink granite statue bears an inscription reflecting Crockett’s daring worldview: “Be sure you are right, then go ahead.”

“The best thing about Ozona is the quiet. And at night you can see the stars—every one of them.”

Just behind Crockett in the middle of the square, a bronze statue dubbed The Tie That Binds depicts a young pioneer family looking west—the woman in a bonnet, the man in full-brimmed hat and holding a boy. Created by Crockett County native Judy Black, the sculpture represents the hardships and community spirit of the pioneers who settled this isolated part of the world.

Ozona’s story continues across the street at the Crockett County Museum, where three stories of exhibits span from the Stone Age through the 1950s. Outdoors near the entrance, an early 20th-century wagon and water pump illustrate the challenges faced by settlers who spent most of their time and energy getting from place to place and finding water. With almost no surface water, Crockett County was uninha-bitable until the late 19th century, when the development of windmills and pumps allowed irrigation from the aquifer. The early settlers raised sheep and cattle, and the discovery of oil and gas in the 1920s made some of them millionaires.

The museum’s exhibits cover prehistoric fossils, Native American artifacts, and ranching tools, along with a few surprises. Among its exhibits chronicling the area’s ranching history, the museum highlights items that tell the story of female settlers, including elegant tea sets and delicate pieces of fine china from the early ranching days.

“The strong women of West Texas have a story that is often forgotten,” Museum Coordinator Emily Guerra says. “Our museum tells their story through the tea sets and china, along with a display of women’s hats and dresses from the early 20th century. It’s my favorite part of the museum.”

Next door to the museum is the stately 1902 Crockett County Courthouse. West Texas architect Oscar Ruffini designed the structure in the Second Empire style. Builders used locally quarried stone for the courthouse and also for the 1892 jail, parts of which are still in use. The jail resembles a church, although the belfry is really a hanging tower (the county never had to use it).

We are so honored to have someone see the charm in our town, we just had to share this article on our website.

(Read the whole article on Texas Highways.)

2017 Membership Drive & Dinner

I know its a bit late but here are some photos of the museums membership drive & dinner. It was a really entertaining & educational event. Judge Deaton gave an oustanding presentation.

The food was great! The decorations were beautiful & the company was delightful. Not to shabby for a Tuesday night in Ozona.

If you missed this one maybe you will consider catching the next one in 2018.

Museum Bridal Exhibit 2017

Everyone knows that the month of June is bridal season, that is why the Crockett County Museum has designated the month of June to showcase its unique Bridal Exhibit. We have wedding dresses that date back all the way from the year 1909 to present day.

The Bridal Exhibit is featured every five years, the last one on display was June 2012 with about 17 dresses on display. This year the exhibit grew more than twice its size with over 30 dresses to display and family history to go with each.

It is located on the main floor of the museum and will be featured until Labor Day 2017. There halls are lined with photographs, accessories and stories to share with anyone interested in observing this unique exhibit.

The museum is open Monday through Friday 9AM to 5PM and Saturday 10AM to 3PM there is a $3.00 admittance fee to tour the museum. If only interested in touring the Bridal Exhibit we accept donations in lieu of entrance fee.