Community Events

Upcoming Events

We believe in bringing the community together through family-friendly, fun and educational events.

Jun 4th & 5th : Gingerbread Tour Trail of Homes

10:00Am – 4:00pm, Downtown waxahachie 

Tour five private homes featured in this year’s tour and learn restoration tips along with the rich, century-old history of each house. Additionally, visitors may tour the exquisite and ornate Sims Library, the bold and prominent home of the Ellis County Museum, and the newly restored downtown location of the Ellis County Art Museum, while taking in the quaint shops and unique eateries located throughout Downtown Waxahachie.

Gingerbread Trail Preview Party

Thursday, June 2nd

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Be one of the first to tour our 2022 selection of private, historic homes  Learn More

Midlothian Car Show

Saturday, June 4th

9:00 AM- 2:00 PM 

Don’t miss this year’s classic car show at Getzandaner Park!

Sims Library Tour
June 4th & 5th
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
The Lyceum is a beautiful new addition to the historic Nicholas P Sims Library. Swing by on June 4th or 5th to for a tour! 

Self-Guided Bike Tour

 june 4th & 5th

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Experience the majestic history of Downtown Waxhachie from your bike

Antiques & Boutiques Market

 June 4th

9:00am – 5:00 PM

Shop till you drop and discover the best antiques Waxahachie has to offer

Historic Courthouse Tour
June 4th 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

June 5th 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

If you haven’t experienced the Historic Waxahachie Couthouse up and personal, you’re missing out! This is a must-do tour.

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This museum would not be operational without our amazing community members, board of directors, and volunteers. We truly appreciate all that you to do help us preserve and share the rich, historic history of Ellis County! 

If you are interested in supporting our museum or becoming a member, click the links below!



201 S. College St., Waxahachie, Texas  75165
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Mon-Sat : 10 AM – 5 PM

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