New sign helps Cleveland Historical Museum get noticed

Cleveland Historical Museum has a new sign, courtesy of community donors. The museum is located at 203 E. Boothe St. in Cleveland.

The sign on Cleveland Historical Museum has gone from old to bold. The new large lettering, installed recently, makes the museum hard to miss for passersby.

Located at 203 E. Boothe St. in the old Cleveland City Hall, the museum is home to Cleveland’s history, which began in 1836 when the community formed around a 63-acre parcel that was deeded to the Houston, East and West Texas Railway by a local judge, Charles Lander Cleveland.

The museum is operated entirely by volunteers who open the museum for visitors every Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In August 2018, the volunteers began a fundraising campaign for the new sign, finally reaching their goal in December.

The donors include: Mark Lovell, Martin Chevrolet, Neal Funeral Home, Depot Storage-Teresa Coats, Emergency Hospital Systems, LLC., Charlene Kebodeaux, Patsy J. Mange, CBS Furniture, Bill and Jean Noble McAdams, Patricia A. Blaikie, James T. Phillips, J. Rice, Wilkie’s Tire and Automotive, Will Cox, Lance Blackwell and Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

Regarding the new lettering, Cleveland Historical Society President Pat Mange said, “We are so happy to have them and are so grateful to all the people who donated money to make this happen.”

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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