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Still Closed, But On The Move...
The Milam County Railroad Museum is finally moving! In fact, we should have 99% of the museum items out of the old J. C. Penney by the end of this week. The new owner of the building is graciously allowing us to keep two large sections of the Old Town Cameron layout in the building until we can get new benchwork constructed in our new location.
The County Judge will be asking for bids to demolish and reconfigure our new home on August 8, 2022. It will take a couple of weeks for the County Commissioners examine the bids and award the project. Then, hopefully it will be full steam ahead as we create our new home. Thanks to everyone who has been following us on our webpage and on Facebook as we go through this transition. Below is a collection of photos of various phases of our move.
Mike McMahon purchased four buildings in Cameron that have been vacated by the county. They include Bea’s Kitchen (Cheeve’s building), J. C. Penney building, the MHMR building, and the County Treasurer’s office. He also purchased the iconic “Big John’s” that is in “Dutch Town” in Cameron. Back in the day, it was a bar, café and brothel. Mike is hoping to reopen it as a sandwich shop featuring Big John’s famous chili. He says he got the chili recipe as a part of the deal when he purchased the building.
New office space has been built in the old Cameron Hospital. The County Clerk, Treasurer, Texas Agri-Life, Tax Office, Juvenile Probation, and Adult Probation have all vacated buildings on the Court House Square. The Senior Center that was in Bea’s Kitchen (Cheeve’s building) has also moved. Those buildings have all been sold and will be transformed into a new shopping and entertainment district in downtown Cameron. It will be exciting to see how our community will be transformed in the coming months. Stay tuned! When we reopen there should be a new coffee shop, nail salon, and restaurants for our guests to enjoy.
Director, Milam County Railroad Museum
Home of “Old Town Cameron”
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We sincerely thank Matthew Parker, owner of Weldwright for his support of our museum, even though we are closed at the moment. We appreciate his interest and support and urge you to consider him when the need arises...