212 Vale St, Jefferson Texas 75657
Built in 1860 by Noble Birge, prominent merchant, who came to Jefferson to establish a hardware store. Foundation of pegged and notched hand-hewn cypress sills, the floor of heart pine, with 14-ft ceilings. The original well is of angle brick and is outside the home in an enclosed porch. Tours daily. There is a charge.
Other History nearby:
(Jefferson) Alley-McKay House
(Shreveport) Ark-la-tex Antique & Classic Vehicle Mu.
(Oil City) Caddo-Pine Island Oil, Historical Museum
(Tyler) Carnegie History Center
(Kilgore) East Texas Oil Museum
(Jefferson) Excelsior House
05/24 Coming to The Jefferson area
Louisiana Peach Fest Ruston LA June21-22 The fun begins on Friday in Ruston’s historic Railroad Park at 6:30 p.m. with Dixie Tradition, followed by a return festival appearance by Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band at 8:30 p.m.
Texas Shakespeare Festival Kilgore TX June27-July28 The Texas Shakespeare Festival employs high caliber actors, designers, and directors from throughout the nation.
Hope Watermelon Festival Hope AR August9-11 Watermelon Olympics, melon judging and auction, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, melon toss, antique engine show, entertainment and SW Arkansas' largest arts and crafts show.