The Stephenville Historical House Museum hosted a dedication ceremony for its Pathway to the Past engraved brick sidewalk Sunday at the museum grounds.

The ceremony recognized donors who have contributed to the creation of the sidewalk through the purchase of an engraved brick. The Pathway to the Past sidewalk is an ongoing fundraising project started in 2013 to help the museum meet many needs, including restoration of the museum’s historical structures, improved exhibits, preservation of historical artifacts and educational programs.

“We genuinely appreciate the financial support so many have shown through their involvement in the Pathway to the Past brick project,” said Kate Barton, museum president. “Each brick lends special significance to the sidewalk and puts the museum one step closer to achieving its goals.”

The Stephenville Historical House Museum serves as a pathway connecting the present with the past. The bricks are an excellent way to make that connection – honor friends and family members, memorialize a loved one, celebrate a special event or even advertise a business.

Pathway to the Past bricks can be purchased online at or by contacting the museum office by phone at 254-965-5880 or email at Each 4”x8” brick is $75 for individuals and nonprofit organizations and $100 for businesses. The brick can be engraved with up to three lines (20 characters on each line including spaces).

The engraved bricks will be placed in the sidewalk leading from the Berry Cottage to the Carriage House.