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810 South Fourth Street
Waco, TX 76706

(254) 753-5166

A foundation that preserves and showcases four historic house museums and hosts multiple educational opportunities throughout the year.



Historic Waco Foundation has our own small bookstore located in Hoffman House. Our inventory includes a large selection of books pertaining to the history and development of Waco, architecture, and elements of Texas heritage. Listed below are just a few examples of our selection of available publications. 

Need a gift for someone? Purchases and gift-giving is made even easier with HWF’s telephone credit card service. Let us enclose a card and mail the book for you - we add a small fee for shipping and handling. HWF now accepts all major credit cards: Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express. To learn more about our inventory or interested in placing an order, call the office at (254) 753-5166. Our offices are open Monday – Friday, 8:30-4:30.

Some of the items listed below are on sale at reduced rates and several will be out of print once HWF sells its limited stock. Most of the material is authored by Wacoans, but a few are decorative arts, cookbooks or gardening books written by past speakers at HWF and Brazos Forum lectures and workshops. In addition, consider the purchase of HWF’s magazine, Waco Heritage & History. We have issues in stock for $5.00 each. Waco Heritage & History can be placed in a mailer with a note card, and mailed for an additional $2.00. All other books can be mailed at a cost of $5.00.


  • A Pictorial History of Waco: Vol 1 by Roger Conger - $26.99
  • A Pictorial History of Waco Vol 2 by James Jasek -  $32.42
  • 19th Century Churches of Texas by Bobbie Barnes -  $20.51
  • Clues to American Furniture by Jean Taylor Federico - $7.52
  • Images of America-Waco by Eric S. Ames - $23.80
  • Kitchen Delights from Then and Now (Fort House Tea Room) -$5.00
  • Madison Cooper by Marion Travis - $2.50
  • Memoirs of Major George B. Erath by Texas Historical Commission- $5.00
  • Selections from Portals to the Past by Claire Masters- $25.00
  • Waco: A Sesquicentennial History by Patricia Ward Wallace - $33.42
  • Waco’s Champion: Selections from the Papers of Roger Conger- $28.09
  • The Waco Suspension Bridge by Roger Conger - $9.69
  • Writing, Illuminating, & Lettering by Edward Johnson -$16.18
  • Christmas at America's Landmark Houses by Patricia Hart McMillan -$45.00