The Capital Campaign

Supporting the Museum Is Easy

The Capital Campaign is designed to raise funds to make critical improvements to the Ellis County Museum. Each and every dollar donated will go directly towards renovations.

In 1975, the Museum purchased the former Masonic lodge at 201 S. College and moved all displays and artifacts there.   At that time the goal was for the museum to utilize the entire building.  Over the next 45 years, that goal was always a dream of the board and members.  Finally that goal is in sight.  With your support, it is possible to install an elevator and renovate both the second and third floors in the near future.

All of the current Board members have committed monetary support.  Now we need your support.

If you would like to help with the capital campaign fundraising or need further information about our plans, please contact Michelle Haye at 972-937-0681.

We sincerely hope you will choose to assist the Ellis County Museum in becoming one of the most viable places on the historical square for many years to come.

Thank you for your support.

Ellis County Museum Board of Directors

Harold Barnard, Shirley Chapman, Steve Chapman, Ginger Cole, Carol Farrar, Glinda Felty, John Hamilton, Ellen Hays, Linda Henry, Nancy Hightower, David Hudgins, Teresa McNiel, Sam Meade, Marlene Norcross, Winnie O’Donnell, Victor Pointer, Melanie Reed, Dep Rupp, Sylvia Smith, Brad Underwood,  Suzanne Walker, Michele Wray and Beth Young

Michelle Haye, Executive Director and Curator

1st Floor 

You can make a difference on the first floor of the museum. There are opportunities to provide funds for the creation of an elevator to reach the upper stories, or enhance first floor exhibits through a namesake donation.

2nd Floor

Our 2nd floor will be dedicated to education and research. We currently have naming rights available for the new conference area, meeting rooms, and research areas.

3rd Floor

The 3rd floor of the musueum will be dedicated to gatherings. We hope to create a space that is used for community events, meetings, and special occasions. 


201 S. College St., Waxahachie, Texas  75165
Get Directions

Museum Hours

Mon-Sat : 10 AM – 5 PM

Contact Us


Popular Resources

Get Help


Follow Us