The Texarkana Museums System is comprised of three separate facilities: the Museum of Regional History, Ace of Clubs House, and Discovery Place Children's Museum. All three museums are located just off State Line in downtown Texarkana and are within easy walking distance of each other.
The Texarkana Museums System serves over 55, 000 visitors annually, including 15,000 school children from Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.
The Texarkana Museums System (TMS) is a-not-for-profit educational organization that offers high-quality learning experiences focusing on history, science, art, and music. TMS is committed to the collection and conservation of materials relating to the human occupation of the region, to the preservation of the buildings it holds in trust for the people of the Four States Area, and to the enhancement of cultural opportunities and quality of life for all its residents. TMS is committed to maintaining professional and ethical excellence in all its operations and adheres to the standards set forth by the American Association of Museums.
A group of local citizens established the Texarkana Historical Society in 1966. In 1971, the Society opened the Texarkana Historical Museum (now the Museum of Regional History) in the former Offenhauser Insurance building. In 1985, the Society obtained the Draughon-Moore "Ace of Clubs" House, which is a unique octagonal house built in 1885. The house is now completely restored and open to the public. The most recent addition to the Society was in 1990 when Discovery Place Children's Museum opened. Discovery Place is a hands-on museum of science, history, and human perception. It also houses traveling exhibits, a fifty-seat video theater, and a classroom. To reflect its expanded mission, the Society changed its name to the Texarkana Museums System in 1993. The organization received accreditation from the American Association of Museums in 1991.
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