Restoring and displaying several antique fire trucks, and the equipment used at that time in history, will serve to pay tribute to, and recognize the historical community contributions of, the Cuero Fire Department over their decades of service.
Our goals are to use the restored trucks for community affairs, school events, parades, and funerals when requested.
To see a larger view of the trucks to be restored, please click on the photos below.
Click on any of the fire truck photos below to view a larger version.
Estimated cost to restore each fire truck is $100,000.
Estimated cost to build a physical enclosure at the present fire department location in order to house the two restored fire trucks is $300,000.
Our total fund raising goal for this restoration project is to raise $500,000.
Below is an example of what the Cuero Heritage Museum is proposing for Cuero.
The photos below are of the Fire Department Museum in Brenham, Texas
showing the glass enclosure housing their restored fire trucks and their
fire trucks displayed outside of the Museum.
The third major, and ongoing, restoration project is the construction and updating of the building which currently houses the museum exhibits. The building is officially owned by the City of Cuero and houses the Museum and the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center. The City of Cuero has played a major role in supporting the renovation plans for the building which was built in 1915 and is a very historic building in Cuero. To date over $200,000 has already been spent on replacing the roof and gutters, restoring the soffit to their original 3 colors and restoring the very large and magnificent windows to their original condition.
Renovation of the building has been underway for several years but much more is planned including the installation of an elevator. The total cost of renovation is estimated to be approximately $1,847,000 and active fund raising is ongoing. The completed renovation will make the Museum one of the finest Museums in Texas and America, and provide for much needed exhibit, meeting, and educational resources for the Cuero community.
For information regarding how you might participate, contribute and support the on-going fund raising efforts of the Cuero Heritage Museum please call our office at 361-275-1222.
Building Restoration Project