408 East Main Street
Eagle Lake, TX 77434
(979) 234-7442
M-F 9 - 1 pm
Weekends 2 - 5 pm

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In a certain sense, all men are historians.   Carlyle

The Museum is primarily supported by the Museum Thrift Shop, its contributors, and its volunteers. The Thrift Shop receives a wide range goods through donations, and resells them at bargain prices to benefit both the community and the museum. The Museum receives additional financial support from donations, facility rentals, volunteers, and Friends of the Museum memberships.

The Museum is free of charge, but donations are appreciated.

How to Contribute

  • Monetary donations are welcomed and essential to the pursuit of our mission to preserve our local history.
  • Join the Friends of the Museum support group
  • Volunteer in the Museum, in the Thrift Shop, and serve on Museum committees, and the Board
  • Contribute family or personal documents, photos, objects, articles, paintings, and other historic memorabilia to preserve local history
  • Contribute to the Museum’ s oral history project by interviewing members of your family and community to preserve stories, memories, events, and personal and local history.
  • Encourage our youth to visit the Museum to become interested in studying and writing about local history.
  • Contribute your own story, personal materials, documents, and personal memories. By participating in our oral history project, you will help us to have more accurate records of history for generations to come.
  • Contribute your time in
    • Assisting with museum database management
    • Inventory
    • Research
    • Conducting and transcribing oral history
    • Cataloguing and digitizing photographs
    • Identifying local contributors and artifacts for the museum acquisitions program
    • Ideas and leadership


All personal contributions may be donated by contacting the Prairie Edge Museum staff.

Museum Wish List

  • Contribute your donations to supply the Museum Wish/Needs List
  • Follow our news and history articles on the website. Stay in touch.
  • Student Internships

Our Mission

To preserve and share the history and culture of Eagle Lake, Texas and surrounding areas through our collections, publications, archives, artifacts, and educational programs.

Our Vision

To become a premier small town museum and center for education, research, and enjoyment of the roots and culture of our community and region. Support our vision with your visits, contributions, and volunteerism. Join our efforts to collect, catalog, and preserve our history for future generations.