Allan Shivers Library & Museum

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Welcome to Allan Shivers Library and Museum


There are now being offered GED classes in Woodville.

Mon/Tue 5-8 at the Woodville High School

Wed/Thur 9-12 at the Little Eagles Center

For more information call 489-9000

Meet the author, book discussion and signing!! 

DECEMBER 1, 2018 at 1pm

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Gary Pinkerton - "Trammels Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North"

The Allan Shivers Library and Museum will be hosting an afternoon with Gary Pinkerton - author of the widely acclaimed novel “Trammels Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North.” Pioneers from the Appalachian regions traveled this route such as Tyler County’s Squire Cruse - one of the earliest settlers to the area.

 His book tells the story of this early road to Texas. By the early 19th century, Trammel’s Trace was largely a smuggler’s trail that delivered horses and contraband into the region. It was a microcosm of the migration, lawlessness and conflict that defined East Texas (to include Tyler County) during this period. 

 “Making those journeys a little more real and present for readers today is one of the goals of my book,” states author Gary Pinkerton.

Pinkerton will provide his Trammel’s Trace presentation at the Gov Allan Shivers Library and Museum located in Woodville, TX on Saturday, 1 Dec at 1:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served.

Holiday's that the Library will be closed

                      October 8, 2018                                Columbus Day

                       November 12, 2018                         Veteran's Day

                       November 22 & 23 , 2018               Thanksgiving

                      December 24, 25, & 26, 2018           Christmas


We have Ebooks. Use your Library card number to check out books anytime or anywhere. Click the image to begin or download the Overdrive App. 

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The Allan Shivers Museum has elegant gowns of Mrs. Shivers and their daughter, authentic Victorian front parlor room with furnishings of the period, an African Safari room, and original political cartoons from Allan Shivers time in office.

                Hours of Library Operation

Monday - Friday 9-5 (computers shut off at 4:45)

Saturday 10-2 (computers shut off at 1:45)

Sunday - CLOSED

CLOSED - New Years Eve and New Years Day

 Museum hours

Mon.--Fri.    9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Closed: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Over 5 people -- please call ahead


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