The 1839 Society exists to bolster the efforts of the Texas Baptist Historical Collection in collecting, preserving, and communicating the history of Baptists in Texas. Through membership, you can partner with us in this important and enduring work.
|Mary Hill Davis
|Subscription to our newsletter
|George W. Truett
|TBHC pen, highlighter, and portfolio notebook
|William and Anne Bagby
|Free research request and assistance preserving a family document
|TBHC paperweight made from the original stones of Independence Baptist Church
|Framed photograph of Independence Baptist Church by Stephen Stookey
|Guided tour of TBHC and lesson on preservation (up to 6 people)
|Lunch and guided tour of Texas Baptist Historical Museum in Independence (up to 6 people)
|Plaque displayed on the “Wall of Honor” (and second plaque given to you)–endowed member of the society (lifetime membership)
Note: Benefits are cumulative, meaning you will receive gifts from each of the levels below your giving level.
Donations of materials to the Collection are always appreciated. If you have historical information concerning Texas Baptists you wish to donate, please Contact Us. Helpful materials include, but are not limited to:
Are you interested in history? Do you want to learn about archiving and preservation processes? Contact us to learn more about volunteer opportunities.