A note from Harry Seurkamp, former Texas Woodcarvers Guild president on the creation of the museum:
This museum was made possible through the donation of a room at JN Long Cultural Arts Complex by the nonprofit organization Cleburne Friends of the Cultural Arts and funding by the Texas Woodcarvers Guild (TWG.)
This museum was inspired by the vision of Jack Price, a Cleburne resident and the third president of the Texas Woodcarvers Guild, as well as other members of the TWG.
Harry Seurkamp initiated the journey by securing the room, acquiring the funds and the workforce to build, assemble, install and paint the display cabinets. This project was undertaken by a local carving club the “Chapel Chippers” who meet at White Bluff Chapel, Whitney, TX, Therefore the name chapel chippers.
It is only fitting to thank those carvers who gave of their time and talent to make this possible: Ronnie Zint, John Knightstep, Ray Fox, Larry Lively, Guinn McGinnis, David Wood and my wife Ginger Seurkamp.