Chamber Coffee to be held at the Pioneer Museum, January 3

Joseph Grant
Lead Staff Reporter

The January Chamber Coffee will be hosted by the Pioneer City County Museum. The Museum is located at 610 East Third Street. The event will take place on Wednesday, January 3 at 10 a.m.
Chamber coffees are a great way for business and other industry leaders to meet and speak with one another. Chamber coffees give the chosen local business professional the opportunity to not only showcase their place of business, industry or nonprofit organization but to also meet and greet other area professionals and converse about business.
The Pioneer City County Museum began in the classroom of Mrs. Gladys Harkins.  From these humble beginnings the museum has had two other locations before being settled into its current home at Ragland House.
The Pioneer City County Museum is a historic house museum serving the citizens of the City of Sweetwater and Nolan County, Texas. We are situated in the historic Ragland House, built in 1906. The home is decorated in the style of the period of the Ragland family’s residency. The family lived in the home until 1938. Just after WWII, the A. O. Patterson family moved into the house and operated a funeral home for 30 years (at one time partnering with the Melvin McCoy family).  In July 1976, the Pioneer City County Museum officially reopened the doors to the Ragland House and has proudly served our community ever since. In addition to the main house, a funeral chapel, built by the A.O. Patterson and Melvin McCoy families, houses permanent collections and an art gallery. That leaves an additional four levels to discover and explore in this unique west Texas home. There is never any admission fee but donations are always gladly accepted.

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