Stonewall Baptist Church Presents Fall Festival

Date: Oct 27, 2023

Time: 10:00 AM


Old Nacogdoches University – (936) 569-7292


The Nacogdoches Federation of Women’s Clubs will soon open their iconic red doors to welcome visitors and special guests to the historic Old Nacogdoches University Building. The OUB, which was shuttered for eight months, has been completely refurbished, both inside and out, and handicapped accommodations, including an elevator to the second floor, have been added. Additions include a detailed timeline of the building’s history illustrated through a gallery wall with photos and explanations of events.

The OUB was built in 1858 as an institute of higher learning for students in the East Texas area. The University, which was chartered during the Republic of Texas era, is the only building of its kind still standing out of the eight universities chartered between 1836-1845. The building was built at a cost of $10,500.

Today, the Old University Building serves as a museum for the time period 1845-1904, an Event Center, and the home of the Nacogdoches Federation of Women’s clubs who are the trustees of the building. Fundraising began in October 2020 during Covid. Through the generous donations given by individuals, local businesses, foundations and community partners, Federation was able to reach its financial goal and construction began in January 2023.

Join Federation members on October 27th at 10 a.m. for the Open House and Ribbon Cutting. Enjoy light refreshments while visiting with Sam Houston (Brad Maule) and Thomas Jefferson Rusk (Bill Small). Both men had historic connections to the building. They will have interesting things to share during the event!

This grand reopening event is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Nacogdoches Federation of Women’s Clubs, local businesses, donations and the dedication of countless volunteers who have worked tirelessly to restore this beloved structure.

The Old University Building is a Texas State Historical Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. It has also been recognized by the Nacogdoches Historic Landmark Commission.

Learn more about rentals and events at The OUB is located at 515 Mound Street, Nacogdoches.

For more information, please contact:

Ann Wilson, President

Nacogdoches Federation of Women’s Clubs