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The Waller County Historical Museum is at 5th and Cooper Streets in Brookshire, Texas. Located in the historic Donigan home, it is recognized as one of the finest examples of a small "house" museum in the area. Hours are Wednesday and Friday - 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday, - 11 am to 2 pm. Contact the Museum at (281) 934-2826.

The Museum is given over primarily to recreating period scenes but includes two rooms of displays which are changed every two months. It also includes a display of Dr. Donigan's office as it would have appeared in the early 1900's. The Museum was recorded as a Texas Historic Landmark in 1985 and its archives are a designated resource center for historical research. The Waller County Historical Museum has attracted researchers including the author of Texas, James Michener, and Houston's own Ray Miller.

Donigan House: A Native of Turkey, Paul M. Donigan (1862-1930) came to the United States about 1890 to attend medical school. The Presence of relatives in this area brought him to Brookshire upon graduation. In 1910 Dr. Donigan built this home for his wife, Rebecca (1863-1954). The main floor was on the second level, While the lower floor served as a cellar and Donigan's medical office. The pyramidal roof house features a wrap around porch with neo-classical influences.

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