About

Sachse Historical Society

The Sachse Historical Society organized April 5, 1989

The History

1989

Founding Members

Charter members that built the foundation of the Sachse Historical Society were Lloyd Henderson, Mary Allene Jones, Iona Ingram, Pat Boyd, Joe Stone and Floy Fay Bailey, pictured left.

1998

Sachse Museum

The Society had always been looking for a place to call home and provide the citizens of Sachse a permanent location to display historical items. On April 21, 1998 City Council agreed that Sachse Historical Society could use the vacated Police Department building. In 2005 renovations began with the installation of the copper roof, the porch, the fence based the Sachse octagonal house and other interior work.

2008

1948 Ahren-Fox Fire Truck

A project many years in the making took off in 2008 when the City of Sachse transferred ownership of the truck to the society. The onion shed and pad was build to house the truck and many volunteer hours were put in to restore the truck for display purposes. Restoration components included: new seats, a new windshield and wiper blades, glass for the side mirrors, tires, gauges, repair to all the rusty parts and a new paint job. Visitors are always welcome to climb up in the seat and imagine what it was like to drive around this beautiful piece of local history.

2017

Combat Veterans Moving Wall

Over Memorial Day weekend in 2017 the society was proud and honored to host a moving Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall. After extensive fundraising, a strong partnership from the city and 100's of volunteer hours the wall was set to in place in front of the Library on the city complex. Over 8000 visitors came from all around North Texas that weekend to remember, honor, and share stories about their loved ones that served during the Vietnam War.

Photo by Wendy Ayala

2020

Current Board of Directors

President: Diana Smith

Vice President : Cyndi Mitchell

Secretary: Ted Kinzer

Secretary: Ed Brown

Directors:  Bobbie Barger, Zach Gray, Tricia Lindsey, Kathy Papenmeier, Valaire Pike, Bob Soule, and Virginia Stone

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