A brief history of the
Wharton County Historical Museum
group of interested citizens founded the county museum in 1979. The move to
the present location on North Richmond Road in 1990 was made possible by
generous contributions from the Marshall and Lillie Johnson Foundation, and
Gulf Coast Medical Foundation, plus a sizable contribution from Wharton
County. The Johnson's former residence, along with the wild game trophy
room, is incorporated into the building.