Entrance to W.P. Kloster Museum Annex
Dublin has another distinction in addition to the home to Texas’ oldest soda bottling plant. Our town is home to more museums per capita than any other Texas city. When you come to town to visit us at Dublin Bottling Works, please stop by one or all of the following museums to learn more about our community and the rich history.
The Ben Hogan Legacy Museum on Grafton St. honors one of Dublin’s favorite sons, professional golf great Ben Hogan. The Dublin Historical Society operates the museum, which is filled with personal memorabilia from the career of one of Texas’ greatest professional athletes. (254) 445-4559.
The Little Church on Grafton Street was built in 1890, and restored in 2008 as one of the true historical jewels of Dublin. The former home of Methodist, Presbyterian and Catholic congregations, the Little Church reminds us of a simpler, peaceful time. (254) 445-4559.
The Dublin Veterans Memorial at 206 W. Blackjack honors the many men and women who have served our country over the years, from the Civil War until recent times. The beautiful stone markers sponsored by the local American Legion at the Veterans Memorial represent our city’s tribute the brave soldiers who defend our country. (254) 445-4559.
The Dublin Historical Museum at 116 W. Blackjack is a step back in time — an inviting look at how Dublin used to be: how we lived, how we learned, how we made our living, how we worshipped. You don’t have to be a Dubliner to be totally absorbed by the artifacts and memorabilia in this outstanding museum. Open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except major holidays). (254) 445-4550.
Right next door to the Dublin Historical Museum is the Dublin Rodeo Heritage Museum which celebrates Dublin’s colorful rodeo history. The rodeo of the 40s and 50s was a joint project of Everett Colborn and cowboy singing star Gene Autry. The museum pays tribute to the many area cowboys and cowgirls who played a role in the rodeo legend, in Dublin and at Madison Square Garden, the next stop after the performers and stock was taken by railcar to New York. (254) 445-0200.
Many of the people who drop by the Dublin plant are in town to do genealogical research at the Dublin Public Library, located just across the street from the Rodeo Museum at 206 W. Blackjack. (254) 445-4141.
Just opposite the library is Wright Historical Park which features a century-old grist mill currently under renovation and other structures of early Erath County. Dublin also has several antique shops and gift stores as well as a beautiful Corner Lot Park, where you can see Pretty Peggy Pepper swinging.
Dublin Chamber of Commerce: (254) 445-3422.