Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum

 

Cuero TX 

2013

Historic Restoration | Interior Renovation | New Addition

Full Architectural Services

Photos by Marsha Gibson & Fisher Heck

The restoration of the Knights of Pythias building is the centerpiece of Cuero’s downtown revival. Working with local preservationist developer, Robert Oliver, Fisher Heck assisted with documenting the existing building and preparing a plan for restoring the exterior as well as some of the interior spaces. It was ultimately determined that a new two-story annex had to be added to the building in order to house a new gift shop, offices, catering kitchen and restrooms. These spaces would in turn support a large museum gallery space on the first floor of the original building with community meeting rooms above. The museum's mission since being established in 2000, is ‘to preserve the ranching and western heritage of South Central Texas through interpretative exhibits, research, and educational programs’.


Awards

2015 Historic Rehabilitation Award  |  Preservation Texas

2015 Preservation Award  |  San Antonio Conservation Society

2014 President's Award  |  Texas Association of Museums

2014 John L. Nau, III Award of Excellence in Museums  |  The Texas Historical Commission

2013 President's Award  |  Texas Downtown Association

2013 People's Choice Award (Best Renovation)  |  Texas Downtown Association