You are invited to visit The Museum of Measurement and Time. Located in Jefferson, Texas at 301 North Polk Street, we are open Thursday - Saturday and Sunday afternoon, we welcome your visit. Jefferson is located on U.S. Highway 59, 17 miles north of Marshall, Texas; about halfway between Interstate Highways 20 & 30. This East Texas town is historic and is known as “the Bed & Breakfast Capitol of Texas”.
A visit to East Texas is a step back to early Texas history. Jefferson is one of the oldest towns in Texas and was the port of entry for persons traveling to the west. The Museum features a large collection of American horology & Clocks. Tools used to survey and divide the land. Devices which measure such as scales, barometers & various meters. Also provided for your enjoyment is a substantial collection of salt & pepper shakers.
The exhibits of the museum are representative of the period 1700- 2000. These items began as the personal collection of Johnny & Edith Ingram. The Ingram’s are True Texans, raised in west Texas they have lived in Jefferson since the early 1980's. When the decision was made to share their collections with the public; the tourist destination of Jefferson was the ideal venue for them to repay their “adopted home town.”
The museum has been in operation since 2010. We feature approximately 550 American clocks, early surveying equipment (Solar instruments, measuring tools, drafting tools & Calculating Devices), 1500 sets of Salt & Pepper sets, a meeting room and a Research Library. Our exhibits are in continuing change.
Recent additions are Mechanical Music Instruments, Telephone Systems and vintage Computer Systems. New items are being added constantly. If you have visited us, thank you. A repeat visit will provide a new experience.
Solar Surveying Instruments
LINKS TO SITES OF LOCAL INTEREST AND SPECIAL EVENTS IN THE JEFFERSON AREA
Museum Virtual Tour
Sample of Museum Items
Johnny & Edith Ingram
Sixty-two Years and counting
OTHER SITES OF INTEREST