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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas !

The staff of the Clara Foster Slough Museum in Enloe, would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas !!

Be safe in your travels, and may the joys of Christmas bless you and your families !

Remember, should you wish to visit the Enloe Museum, we can arrange a tour by appointment during the upcoming holidays.  Please call Richard Duncan, at (903)784-8114, to schedule your visit.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Parade Rolls Through Enloe

The annual Enloe Christmas Parade rolled through town on a Saturday afternoon.  Approximately 25 entries entertained the crowd of spectators with two passes down Lexie Street, in front of the Clara Foster Slough Museum. A great time was had, as the festivities then moved to the Enloe Community Center, for a covered dish dinner.  After a Christmas story was read to the children, a surprise visitor made entrance, as Santa showed up to distribute some early presents to the kids !

Lane Duncan represents the LSGTPA tractor pulling club at the Enloe Christmas  parade.

The 'Texas T-Rex' pulling tractor was originally from Enloe, and made a return visit for the  Christmas parade.

Parade spectators view the Enloe Christmas Parade at the Clara Foster Slough Museum.

The Enloe Community Center hosted a covered dish dinner following the Enloe Christmas parade.

A surprise visitor stopped by to visit the youngsters at the Enloe Community Center.

Fun times at the Enloe Community Center !

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Enloe Museum Expansion Underway

The expansion of the Clara Foster Slough Museum has now progressed from the planning stage into the construction phase.  The design and engineering team have completed the initial plans and are now erecting steel for the structure, which will extend the rear of the building.  Plans are to use the addition to improve and increase the display of military exhibits, and allow for the addition of a railroad exhibit !

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Enloe Independence Day Celebration

The Enloe Independence Day Celebration was a great event this 2012 !   The parade featured approximately 50 entries and included many fine tractors, cars, trucks, horses and even a dragster !  After the parade, the Enloe Community Center played host to a great cookout with lots of delicious foods and desserts.  The Clara Foster Slough Museum saw quite a few visitors during the festivities, and entertained guests throughout the event.

See many more photos of the Enloe Independence Day Parade and Celebration on the FaceBook page link.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


The 2012 Enloe Independence Day Parade will be held on Saturday, June 30, at 5:00 pm.  The parade entries should line up at 4:30 pm, to be included in the event.  Come early and visit the museum !!

Lane Duncan will be back in Enloe, with his LSGTPA pulling tractor for the 4th of July parade.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

North Sulphur River Geodes

The North Sulphur River is a pretty well known river bed to  most of those from the Enloe vicinity, but not everyone is as familiar with some of the geological treasures that the river bed can hold.  From sharks teeth to arrowheads, from fossils to exogyra shells, the channel gravel floor of the Sulphur River can contain many interesting finds, to those who might take the time to explore.  Lane Duncan has been collecting such fossils and finds for several years, as he explores the river bed with his knowledgeable guide, Richard Duncan.

Lane has recently been tasked, as a first grade student and member of the Gifted and Talented Program at Bush Elementary, with a research project on geodes.  Geodes are the somewhat round shaped stones, with a hollow center chamber containing crystals, that can sometimes be found in limestone formations and volcanic deposits.  The North Sulphur River happens to be a source for these geodes, and Lane has constructed a display using some of the artifacts discovered in the North Sulphur River floor.  His completed project will be on display at Bush Elementary in May, and will be a feature exhibit for the PTA meeting and Science Fair on May 17 in Dallas.

Once the school program is finished, this project exhibit will be provided to the Clara Foster Slough Museum in Enloe for display, along with the research materials used in the study.  The study not only documents the North Sulphur River and the geodes discovered there, but also mentions the Clara Foster Slough Museum as a source of information for historical data in the area.

George H.W. Bush Elementary Gifted and Talented Fair

Lane Duncan and GT Coordinator Carolina Pineiro, discuss North Sulphur River geodes at the George H.W. Bush Elementary Gifted and Talented Fair.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Clara Foster Slough Museum Expansion Planning Underway

Exciting plans are underway in Enloe, as the Clara Foster Slough Museum members are currently beginning the design stage of an expansion of the facility.  An addition is being planned to extend the current facility, which will allow for a dedicated exhibit area for the increasing collection of military memorabilia.  Also, a portion of the expansion will be dedicated to the area railroad artifacts, which will include a working topographical railroad display of the area, and a functioning telegraph office.
As an added bonus, by relocating the current military collections to the dedicated wing, the ever expanding genealogy and research area can be better utilized with the increase in available space.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Enloe Museum Featured on Texas Escapes

The Enloe, Texas entry on the Texas Escapes website was recently updated with historic images and mention of the Clara Foster Slough Museum. This website is an extremely useful resource for Texas research, and has an enormous amount of data from contributors all over the state. The museum is certainly proud to be included in this database, and will hope to contribute more information about the surrounding areas to this resource.

Check out the Texas Escapes link, on the right hand side of this page !


The Enloe Museum is currently paving the way for individuals to leave their legacy for all who walk in the doorway, via custom engraved bricks ! The bricks make up the walkway in front of the museum, and may be engraved with family names, business contributors, or organizations. If your graduating class or social club would like to be recognized with an engraved brick, or maybe your business would like to be recognized as a museum contributor, these bricks on the walkway will be an everlasting symbol for all to see !

To purchase, include the form above (or send a note for the engraving request - using a maximum of 3 lines, with a maximum 18 letters per line) with payment of $50. per brick, and mail to:

Attn: Brick Program

The Clara Foster Slough Museum now has an email address, for added convenience in forwarding documents, photo images or communications. Forward any questions, comments or materials via email to the museum via:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Clara Foster Slough Museum featured at Hockaday exhibit

The Clara Foster Slough Museum in Enloe, was featured in an exhibit at the North Texas Regional Championship FIRST LEGO League tournament, held at Hockaday school in Dallas. The exhibit was presented by Lane Duncan and the Patriot Engineering Team, and included photos and information on implements from the museum.

The team's exhibit, was on display as part of the Jr.FLL 2011-12 program, which promoted research in food preparation. The subject of Patriot Engineering Team exhibit, was corn and the production of corn mill. Photos and information on the corn planters, shellers and corn mill implemements on display at the museum, were featured in the exhibit. Lane constructed a working model of a corn sheller and grist mill, and provided demonstrations throughout the event.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a national organization founded in 1989, to further motivate students interested in science and technology. The group provides for projects and competitions for students interested in engineering. Sponsors include ExxonMobile, Raytheon, RockwellCollins, and TimeWarner Cable.

The FIRST LEGO League event, was sponsored by Lockheed Martin and coordinated through the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science. The tournament was held at the Hockaday school sports facility. The school was established by Ela Hockaday, who was originally from the Enloe community area.