top of page

News Room


Something is always happening at the Calaboose! From the Eddie Durham Jazz Festival to a vast array of

rotating exhibits! Check here for your latest CAAHM Updates!


San Marcos Black History (J.D. Toliver)


Learn something new about the rich history of blacks in San Marcos. This video, produced by the City of San Marcos, includes narrational footage of Dr. Elvin Holt, who serves on the Calaboose AAHM board of directors and is the museum’s archivist.


The Calaboose African American History Museum is pleased to share its activities/programming and events, African American history, and other items of interest with its constituents through its newsletters, Calaboose News and Calaboose E-News Updates. We encourage you to join our electronic mailing list by completing the GET CALABOOSE NEWS form. Recipients will receive information disseminated in a responsible manner and will not be inundated with junk messages. Calaboose news messages have safe "unsubscribe" links near the bottom to allow recipients to regulate their engagement with the Calaboose.

flat graphic.png

The Calaboose Wins Best of Hays for Best Museum


The Calaboose AAHM Board is absolutely THRILLED to announce that the Calaboose African American History Museum has been named "1st Place Winner and Best of Hays” for the Best Museum category by Hays County Texas citizens!! TWO YEARS IN A ROW!! More than 63,000 votes are counted in this “BEST OF” round, and Hays’ amazing community members chose THE CALABOOSE AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM!! The CAAHM Board appreciates your support so much - humbly yours in service, always!!

Calaboose News, Issue 3

August 2022

Join the Calaboose Museum for the 2022 Eddie Durham Jazz Festival!

Calaboose News, Issue 1

June 2021

Grand Re-Opening Celebration

E-News Update

June 2022

Come Celebrate Juneteenth at the Calaboose!

Calaboose News, Issue 4

December 2022

The Calaboose Museum Wishes
Happy Holidays to All!

Calaboose News, Issue 2

October 2021

Communities for Immunity

bottom of page