From Staff Reports

The Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency is holding a Corsicana 175 Celebration event opening 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 25, located at 411 N. Beaton Street. The event will also be viewable by sidewalk, 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the summer of 2023.

1800s era I.O.O.F. documentation. – Courtesy photo

The installation of a special exhibit titled 125&175 commemorates Corsicana’s 175 years with history from the 125 year-old I.O.O.F. Lodge before it became 100 West studios. Artifacts include lodge furnishings, ephemera, banners, performance props, and a 1/16 scale model of the Lodge as it was built in 1898 by historian Ron Maxfield.

A complete listing of events and history honoring Corsicana’s anniversary are found at Celebrating175 Years and more information on Artist Presentations and Open Studios from global residents can be accessed at

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