The Sterne-Hoya Museum is a historic house museum and library featuring local historic artifacts donated by the Hoya family, the second family to live here. The house was built in the 1830s by Adolphus Stern, a merchant and prominent leader in the fight for Texas Independence. Notable historical figures associated with the house include Davy Crockett, who was a guest, and Sam Houston, who was baptized in the house. The museum focuses on the history of the Sterne occupancy during the Texas Revolution as well as the Victorian Period of the Hoya family. The house also features a library, one of the earliest wine cellars in the state, and is furnished with period antiques and family heirlooms.
Backstory and Context
In 1958, the Hoya family donated the house to the city which converted it into a library. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
"Sterne-Hoya Museum and Library." City of Nacgdoches. Accessed August 3, 2014. http://www.ci.nacogdoches.tx.us/index.aspx?NID=696.