As a Registered Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor. Johnny’s career offered him the opportunity to apply these trades in many areas of Texas. During the period he practiced engineering and land surveying, his desire to be proficient in these professions developed into an interest in the history of surveying & engineering in America. He used this interest to gather a collection of tools from different periods of this activity. A wide range of equipment used in the practice of surveying and engineering are on exhibition.
During the process of studying this history, books in the fields of Surveying and Engineering have been accumulated. The museum library includes family papers, historical documents and books used in surveying and engineering education. Manufacturer’s equipment catalogs, historic journals, literature on famous land boundaries and modern technology are included. The museum library is available for review and research; advance arrangements are necessary.
Although in the beginning the museum was concentrated on the surveying profession, our displays now include items and devices used in the many application of measurement.