The Ozona Chamber of Commerce would like to wish the following members
a HAPPY ANNIVERSARY and thank them for their support of their community,
our organization and it's programs and services.
Our sincere appreciation goes to:
Bill Black Ranch 6/1999
Mr & Mrs Fred Deaton 6/2007
Ozona Hair Company 6/2007
Mr & Mrs Will Hoover 6/2007
Holiday Inn Express Ozona 6/2008
Lester Wright 6/2011
Taqueria 163 6/2011
Eagle Safety Management 6/2012
The Chamber of Commerce
the Crockett County Museum
as our May
Business of the Month
The Crockett County Museum Board Members and Staff are honored to be recognized as the May Business of the Month by the Ozona Chamber of
The museum falls under the responsibility of the Crockett County Historical and Scientific Society which was organized in Crockett County on April 21, 1939. The museum first came to life on the third floor of the Ozona High School building in 1939 under the supervision of C.S. Denham. The building that the museum is currently located in has an interesting history. It was built in 1926 as the Methodist Church of Ozona. It caught fire and burned in 1942 leaving only the rock structure. In 1945 the building was bought by Crockett County and turned into a hospital which remained open until 1956. It was then that the building became a court house annex which is where the museum landed two years later in 1958 on the first floor occupying only three rooms. Finally, in 1998 the county built a new court house annex and the use of the building was donated to the Historical Society. The museum now occupies all three floors of the building to house its artifacts.
The first floor of the museum houses its Native American Exhibit. Some of its oldest artifacts date back to the time of the Paleo Indians arrival around 10,000 BC. This exhibit has been recognized and awarded three different times by the State of Texas. Other popular exhibits on this floor are the Alamo Exhibit which was generously donated by Board Member Erby Chandler. The Bank Exhibit which houses artifacts from Ozona's first bank which opened its doors on June 1, 1905 and was subsequently named Ozona National Bank. The second floor exhibits include a unique Parlor Room and Kitchen with artifacts that date back to the late 1800's. This floor is also home to the gift shop and staff office. The third floor of the museum houses eleven different exhibit rooms. The most popular exhibits on this floor include the Blacksmith Exhibit, Mercantile Exhibit, Wool and Mohair Exhibit and Western Heritage Exhibit.
Looking for a birthday gift or souvenir? You will find everything from Davy Crockett memorabilia and arrow heads, to Ozona caps and coffee mugs, wool coats, socks, collars, and much more.
The museum has recently gone through some cosmetic changes. A new elevator has been installed which was a project that took many years of hard work and dedication. New carpet has been installed on the second and third floors. Renovations to have a handicapped restroom have been completed. A new media website has been launched this year and outdoor landscaping has given the museum a much needed facelift.
The museum staff greet tourist from all over the world. Some come from as far as Great Britain, Italy, Australia, Germany and Japan. The staff, which includes Coordinator Emily Guerra, Tour Guide's Tirzah Huddlestun and Naomi Galindo, enjoy welcoming guests and sharing some knowledge of our county's history. The museum receives many wonderful compliments from its guests. This in turn shows a positive reflection upon our community and the museum as an educational and welcoming environment for all to enjoy.
The Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize the Crockett County Museum for their efforts to provide quality service in addition to being an added asset to the community of Ozona.
The Crockett County Museum is located at 408 11th Street. They are open to the general public and hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information you can call 325/392-3737, view their web site at www.crockettcountymuseum.com, or e-mail