Today in Texas History – December 19

Old Jail Art Center - Albany, Texas

From the Annals of the Museums –  In 1980, The Old Jail Art Center opened to the public in Albany.  The OJAC was originally located in Shackelford County’s former jail house.  Additional buildings have been added for more exhibition and operation space  as well as an education wing.  The museum is home to an impressive collection of more than 2000 works and features important traveling exhibits.  The original jail building is an outstanding example of 19th Century Classic Architecture and is on the National Register of Historic Places.  This is a must see if you are travelling through the area.

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