For exhibit schedules, please contact the museum. Time required: 30 minutes. The museum is housed in the Old Southern Pacific Railway Depot. The museum was established to commemorate the development of the Frasch process of mining sulfur at the turn of the century. Visit the Henning Cultural Center next door for rotating exhibits. Admission is free.
Hours of Operation:
Mon. - Fri.: 10 am -Noon & 1-5 pm
Sat.: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Old Southern Pacific Railway Depot train exhibit runs the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month
Rainy Day Activity:
Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits:
Update 10.19.2020: With heavy hearts, the Board of Directors and staff of the Brimstone Historical Society regret to announce that the 1915 Southern Pacific Railroad Depot (known as the "Brimstone Museum" starting in 1975, operated by the Brimstone Historical Society) suffered catastrophic damage from the back to back hurricanes in 2020. Our organization has consulted with insurance, architects, structural engineers, and contractors in an attempt to save the structure, but the damage to the building was beyond devastating.
The building proudly stood in our community for 105 years, moved two times, and survived multiple hurricanes, but the removal of the roof and shifting on the foundation that occurred during Hurricane Laura have destabilized the integrity of the structure beyond repair. The building is scheduled to be demolished in the very near future. While a lot of original historic photos and artifacts were lost, almost all of the photos in our collections were digitized prior to the hurricane. Some of our artifacts were able to be saved from the displays and exhibits, and they will be able to be utilized in our future planning.
Our organization will continue to serve our city in our remaining four buildings in our partnership with Sulphur Parks and Recreation, along with the passion we have consistently demonstrated for our city's history and culture. With the ongoing support, encouragement and input from our community, we are planning bigger and better things for the future!
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