Texarkana Museums System
Wilbur Smith Research Archives
Located within the Museum of Regional History, the Wilbur Smith Research Archives contains thousands of photographs, documents, rare books and family histories. The archive's Texarkana city directory collection is the most comprehensive in Texarkana. For genealogists, our Pioneer History files contain information on hundreds of families from the region. Topics range from African-American history to War and Military.
TMS Online Archives provides a sampling of elements from the main archive, with special digital media exhibits focusing on the history of the Ark-La-Tex.
Above: Fire in the A.L. Ghio
building, c. 1920
Left: Elephants on Broad Street,
Texarkana, circa 1910
Access to the Archives is by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
To schedule an appointment, please click the "TMS Website" button at left for contact information or call TMS at
219 State Line Avenue
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
To schedule a group tour, please use the
"Tours and Rates" link below.
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