The Texas Woodcarvers Guild is made up of 600 members
throughout the state of Texas and neighboring states. The
TWG is establishing a Woodcarver’s Museum in the
JN Long Cultural Art Complex at 425 Granbury St., in Cleburne, TX.
The TWG has been looking for a place to locate their museum for the past few years. TWG chose Cleburne since they hold their annual Texas Woodcarving Show in Cleburne during the first week of April. The show includes week long carving classes and is held at the Cleburne Conference Center at 1501 W Henderson St, Cleburne.
The TWG will hold a dedication ceremony for the museum at noon, Tuesday April 10, at J.N. Long Cultural Arts Complex.
The first woodcarvings gathered and displayed in the museum are from the collection of Jack Price a resident of Cleburne. Jack is still carving at the age of 96.
The TWG is currently gathering carvings from their members and families of deceased members to display in the museum. Woodcarving is becoming a lost art with all the mechanical duplicators that have come onto the market. We hope that all visitors to the museum will appreciate the work of the carver using a knife and a few gouges.