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Knights of Pythias Hall, Cuero, Texas c 1903

Knights of Pythias Hall, Cuero, Texas c 1903. In 1908, a stained-glass window in the memory of Judge Sumners was placed third from left of the front of the building’s second story.

A Treasure of Cuero History Returns Home

A piece of Cuero’s history has been returned to its original home. A stained glass window, dedicated to C.A. Sumners, Sr. at the Knights of Pythias Hall, now the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum (CTHM), will be rededicated April 18. Read more »


150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail at Capitol

trail ladies
Before the oil boom in Texas, cattle was king of the state. The Chisholm Trail was the most notable cattle driving route of the late 1800s, and DeWitt County was on that route. Cuero’s Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum (CTHM) was honored at the 150th anniversary celebration of the Chisholm Trail on Monday, March 27 at the Texas State Capitol. Read more »


Cuero-Area Children Explore, Learn, and Discover ‘Happy Trails’ at CTHM’s Sixth Annual Cowboy Camp, August 2016

Cowboy Camp 2016 Campers and Volunteers

Cowboy Camp 2016 Campers and Volunteers

The Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum hosted its sixth annual Cowboy Camp the week of August 1-5, 2016 with approximately three-dozen campers between the ages of 7 and 12 attending. During the five-day camp, which took place from 9:00 AM to noon each day, young buckaroos from the Cuero area participated in hands-on activities and were treated to talks and demonstrations by guest speakers and storytellers from around South Central Texas. This year’s event was once again organized and presented by Cowboy Camp program director Candy Glidden, CTHM board member and retired schoolteacher…. Read more »

View Cowboy Camp 2016 photos here!