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Alfred Clifton (A.C.) McMillan Museum

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Museum Board


Gwendolyn McMillan Lawe -  Director                      

Theodore M. Lawe - Curator/Historian

LaFeyshia Meador, Assistant Director — Community Liaison

Where is Emory, Texas?

In 1870 by taking off corners of Wood, Van Zandt, Hunt, and Hopkins Counties, Rains County was formed.  Emory, the County Seat, received its name from Emory Rains, Republic of Texas leader. Emory Rains was born in Warren County, Tennessee, and moved to Texas in 1817.   Emory Rains held many public offices in other Texas counties before coming to Rains County.  His life was devoted to that of a public servant.


Since the inception of the A.C. McMillan African American Museum, several exhibits have been developed that have local, regional, and national appeal.   Our strategy for building our collections has been through our development of exhibits. Of these exhibits, some have become permanent exhibits and others have become traveling exhibits—being shown at other museums, libraries, conferences, and educational institutions.

Alfred Clifton (A.C.) McMillan Biography




Alfred Clifton (A.C.) McMillan was born December 28, 1921, to Jewel McMillan and Callie Jackson McMillan.  A. C. McMillan married Modis Robinson of Emory, Texas on November 16, 1942.

About Us

A.C. Mc Millan African American Museum in Emory, TX
Located on the city square, on Texas Street. Accross from the historic Rains County Courthouse.


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