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"The Ice House Museum has a fresh approach to history that brings it to life!  They take local events that happened decades, if not centuries ago and make it feel like it was a part of your own life." 

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Current Exhibit

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Ice House Museum

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Photo of Darrell D. Shine (R) and Basil Bailey (L) delivering ice about 1943.

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The museum is open Wednesday through Saturdays from 10AM-4PM.
 
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Southeast Texas was the center of two of the largest "booms" in US history--The Oil Boom and the Timber Bonanza.  See what is left of the dozens of boom towns that once filled the area.

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Before America and before Texas, there was a forest, a culture, a people unlike anything we know.  The Spanish Explorers explored the Neches River and brought a new culture, religion, and ultimately death to the original land and people.

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Current Museum Exhibits

The manufacture of ice was vital to the health and progress of the South in the 19th Century. The Silsbee Ice House manufactured a ton of block ice every day in the 1920's, delivered by horse and wagon and train. See an ice wagon, and a 1920's house and kitchen inside of the museum, built into the original Ice Plant.
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An entire gallery devoted to how 30,000 TONS of ice was manufactured and shipped from the Silsbee Ice Plant to all over SE Texas every month. 
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Programming made possible with funding from Humanities Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as a part of the Federal ARP Act.

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