Join us for our GRAND OPENING
October 7, 2017, at 10am
On May 21, 2017, we visited the beautifully restored J. C. Penny Building in Lockhart, Texas, with the hope that it would become the new home of the Museum. While it was a grand facility, as seen in the lower photograph, it needed a tenant to turn it into a magnificent place where people come together to enjoy "Keeping Time."
The upper photograph shows the transformation of an empty room to a an enchanting Victorian Period Room where people are in awe of the grand galleries.
The remaining galleries and restoration shops are now underway in anticipation of the Grand Opening on October 7, 2017, at 10am.
We have come this far because of the generosity of the Friends of the Museum. However, in order for us to be able to accomplish Phase II of the project, we need your continued sustaining support.
Please make a contribution by sending your check to: SW Museum of Clocks, 109 E. San Antonio St., Lockhart, TX 78644 or see below for online donations.
We greatly appreciate your support as we continue to "Keep Time" for "....generations not yet born into the Realm of Time."
Online Donations Now Accepted!
BUSINESS CIRCLE MEMBERS
SW Museum of Clocks and Watches News & Awards
The Southwest Museum of Clocks and Watches is a proud member of the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce.
Texas Farm & Home Magazine Feature Article on the SW Museum of Clocks & Watches
The Southwest Museum of Clocks and Watches was featured in Texas Farm & Home Magazine in September of 2015. The article tells the story of the museum, its restoration and preservation work, as well as an introductions to museum president, Gene Galbraith and several dedicated volunteers. Click the image below to read the full article.
Tower Clock Initiative
One of the important Museum initiatives is the restoration of Texas Tower Clocks. The Museum is always busy investigating and repairing historic Texas Tower Clocks, and regularly briefs and works with Texas counties to renovate & maintain their historic clocks. Additionally, the museum tracks, presents, promotes and publishes information on Tower Clocks. See More >
Watch the Southwest Museum of Clocks and Watches' slideshow presentation on the Restoration of the Historic Caldwell County Courthouse Tower Clock in Lockhart, Texas >
A Visit From The Red Hats
The Red Hats visited the museum on 6/25/16 and were given a presentation on the museum's exhibits by Dan Sweet.
For Kids of All Ages
Kids of all ages are naturally fascinated with how clocks work while they acquire an appreciation for history and the art of timepieces. Clock making and restoration is a dying art that is important for new generations to learn about.
Above: Marty Humphrey studies how the gears function inside a tower clock exhibit at the museum.
Make a Tax-Deductible, Online Contribution to the Musuem:
Please click the yellow "Donate" button to support the Southwest Museum of Clocks and Watches with a secure, online contribution in the amount of your choice. Payments are accepted through PayPal and major credit cards. Your generosity helps the museum maintain its magnificent, historic collections as well as pursue exciting, future endeavors. Your support is greatly appreciated!
The Southwest Musuem of Clocks and Watches is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
SWMCW's National Award Winning Thwaites & Reed Tower Clock
SW Museum of Clocks and Watches added to Dutch Directory of Clock Museums Around the World
Click Here to see the Directory of Clock Museums in the United States.
Click Here to see the Directory of Worldwide Clock Museums.
Texas Historic Commission's John L. Nau III Award for Excellence in Museums awarded to Gene Galbraith
On March 23, 2013, just in time for the museum's 5 year anniversary celebration, the Southwest Museum of Clocks and Watches' president Gene Galbraith was honored with the Texas Historic Commission's (THC) John L. Nau, III Award of Excellence in Museums for his expertise in the specialized field of timepiece restoration. He was also honored for his work on the Texas Tower Clock Initiative, which focused on the stewardship, repair, and preservation of historic tower clocks in 15 historic Texas courthouses. In addition, Galbraith was recognized for his public outreach efforts to educate the public about the history of clocks through museum exhibits and other educational events. Read the full story on the Texas Historic Commission's (THC) website.
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