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Nacogdoches Sterne-Hoya Museum, Nacogdoches

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The Sterne-Hoya House Museum and Library is located at 211 S. Lanana, in the city and county of Nacogdoches, in the U.S. state of Texas. It is on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Nacogdoches County and is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. Davy Crockett was a guest in the house, and Sam Houston was baptized in the house.HistoryAdolphus Sterne was an immigrant from Cologne, Germany. During a sojourn through Tennessee, he became friends with Sam Houston. He moved to Nacogdoches in 1826. Sterne became a munitions smuggler during the Fredonian Rebellion. He was a financier of the Texas Revolution. When Texas became a state, Sterne served in both houses of the legislature. In 1830, he built the house at 211 S. Lanana. Davy Crockett was a guest in the house for two weeks of 1835. Sam Houston was baptized into the Catholic faith in the parlor of this house, thereby meeting the requirements of the Mexican government to settle in Coahuila y Tejas and own property.The house is a 1-1/2 story wood frame construction on a brick pier foundation. A Victorian porch serves as the entrance. On the same lot, to the rear of the main house, is the servants quarters Sterne also built a stable, smoke house, hen house and corn crib on the property, but they are no longer there. Sterne made modifications and repairs in the two decades following the home's original construction.
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  • ... at least an hour here if you have an interest in Texas history. The core of the building is original 1830 construction. We particularly enjoyed seeing the original native pine flooring still in us...  more »
  • Intimate and very informative. Staff is well informed and the rooms of this delightful museum give you a great feel of times gone by. 
  • Stopped by during our visit to Nacogdoches. Has a personal tour (admission and tour are free; donations requested. The staff member on duty was very very knowledgable and provided an excellent tour. D...  more »