407 West Travis St.
Marshall, TX 75670
GPS: N32° 32' 29.8" W94° 22' 15.4"
Nestled in the heart of Marshall’s museums and cultural activities, Starr Family Home State Historic Site is composed of several elegant structures that map the 150-year history of the Starr family in Texas. Period furnishings, clothing, and antiques trace the transition of the buildings through four generations of the Starr family.
From the Blog
By Megan Maxwell and Barbara Judkins, Starr Family Home
The Starr Family Home State Historic Site in Marshall was recently awarded the Lucille Terry Preservation Award by the East Texas Historical Association (ETHA) and the Texas Forestry Museum. The award—given for the site’s preservation work on Maplecroft, the 1871 home of the James Franklin Starr family—is named for Mrs. Lucille...
By Barbara Judkins, Starr Family Home Site Manager
Maplecroft, the 1871 main house at Starr Family Home State Historic Site, will undergo the final stage of interior restoration beginning in 2015. Preservation work on the entire exterior of the house was completed in 2011, and interior finishes of the family’s rooms were also restored. Now, focus will be directed to the back of house—...
By Hal Simon, THC Historic Sites Interpretive Specialist
One of the strengths of many collections held by the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) historic sites is the number of site-specific artifacts each has to exhibit. These artifacts help tell the real stories of the people who owned and lived in each property. Through ongoing research, we can often document items in the...