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Hemphill, Texas: Remembering Columbia Museum

Many remains from the Space Shuttle Columbia landed around Hemphill on February 1, 2003. This small museum doesn't display debris, but does exhibit personal items left on earth by the crew that perished. Outside is a small model of the Shuttle on a pole.

J.R. Huffman Public Library

375 Sabine St., Hemphill, TX
Part of the Patrica Huffman Smith Museum, which is part of the J.R. Huffman Public Library. Northeast side of town. On the north side of Sabine St./Hwy 87, about a quarter-mile east of Mann (not Main) St. Look for the flagpole.
M-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $5.00
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Remembering Columbia Museum

What a beautiful and moving memorial of those who lost their lives. Thank you and God bless those thousands of Hemphill residents and others who volunteered hours and days of their time searching and serving. Please, if you are in the area you must stop for a visit.

[R Salter, 08/05/2015]

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Columbia Crash MemorialColumbia Crash Memorial, Hemphill, TX - < 1 mi.
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