Dr. Frances Edward Abernethy (1925-2015), was born in Altus, Oklahoma, and moved to Nacogdoches his senior year in high school. He enlisted and served in the United States Navy during World War II. After being accepted at a position at Stephen F.…

The Sterne-Hoya House Museum, located on 211 S. Lanana Street in Nacogdoches, Texas, was erected around 1830 by Adolphus Sterne a prominent merchant and influential leader in the Texas fight for independence. Almost two hundred years later, the…

Born to Emmanuel and Helen Sterne in Cologne, Germany, on April 15, 1801, Adolphus Sterne spent his childhood in a community torn by religious and political discord. While working in a passport office at age sixteen, he learned that he would soon be…