Nocona Area Museums
Explore history at Montague County Museums!
Tales 'n' Trails Museum
Nocona’s modern Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum offers a vibrant & vivid historic picture of the North Central Texas area through its vast collection of artifacts and photographs.
An award-winning film narrated by Red Steagall highlights the five main areas of focus: The Joe Benton Native American exhibit, The Leather Industry (Nocona Boots, Justin Boots, Dell Motley, Nokona Ball Gloves, etc), The Oil & Gas Industry, Agriculture, and Our Western Heritage (Chisholm Trail).
The museum offers help with genealogical research, has a collection of thousands of local obituaries and an ongoing project collecting information on businesses throughout Nocona’s history.
A gift shop offers historical books from the Montague County Historical Society as well as items from local artisans.
Old Jail Museum & Research Center
The Old Jail in Montague is the home of the Montague County Historical Commission. It features a wide collection of historical items and books, CDs and DVDs that cover the county history and geography - many of which are for sale. Visitors can view the jail cells where the famous and not-so-famous prisoners were kept. Assistance is available for genealogic research, as the jail features a large collection of family information, unpublished histories and photographs. Open the first Saturday of each month from 9am to 3pm, and by appointment only. Adjacent to the County Courthouse in Montague. Check out the Montague County Historical Commision here.
Stonewall Saloon Museum
The Stonewall Saloon was the first permanent structure built in Saint Jo in 1873. The colorful history of the building includes that of a saloon, a bank, and a brothel. It has now been fully restored and preserved as a museum.
Located at the corner of Howell and Main on the Square in Saint Jo
International Ordnance Museum
Address: 201 S Main St, St Jo, TX 76265
Phone: (940) 995-2084
The focus of the Museum is artillery* and other crew served weapon systems from WW2, Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War and the Middle Eastern Wars.