The Rockwall County Historical Foundation was organized January 16, 1978 to collect and preserve the county’s history. Today, we own and operate three historic buildings in Harry Meyers Park: The Manson-LaMoreaux-Hartman House, the Bailey House, and the Tenant Cabin. Exhibits, lectures, and family programs round out the calendar of activities. Featured stories at the museum include Texas’ first female dentist, the mysterious rock wall and the investigations surrounding it, and local business history.

Mission: The Rockwall County Historical Foundation, maintaining that the past should be preserved for the future, encourages the restoration, education, and recognition of significant places and people, thus allowing all to enjoy the treasure that is our past.

Identity: We advance our mission of connecting the past to the present for the future and seek to engage the community by serving our neighbors in Rockwall County through interactive, accessible programming and emphasizing our competitive advantages of creating connections through history. We are sustainable by these connections.

Museum Staff

Executive Director:  Katie Conrad

Programs Manager:  

Collections Assistant:  Marci Hall


  Rockwall County Historical Foundation Board of Directors 2023

President Evan Tate
President-elect Johnny Myers
Secretary Jessica Burgess
Trustees Mitchell Brown
Linda  de Bree
Patty Griffin
Amanda Ravetta
Jennifer Rumbo Drake
Mark Russo
Dalton Tassett

If you are interested in becoming a RCHF Board Member, please email

All buildings, structures, and features of the museum, including the historic homes, gazebo, reconstructed wall, well, windmill, carriage house, outhouse, and tenant cabin are private property of the RCHF. RCHF is not affiliated with the City or County of Rockwall.