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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.

Upcoming Events

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Spring Lecture
A Photgrapher’s Perspective of Waco:
Gildersleeve and his Photographs

Join Historic Waco Foundation and McLennan County Historical Commission for our exciting Spring Lecture featuring Geoff Hunt and John Wilson, co-authors of the book "Gildersleeve: Waco's Photographer" as they divulge into the history of Fred Gildersleeve and his legacy as Waco's photographer through his iconic photographers. After the presentation, there will be a panel discussion with the authors, as well as, Lee Lockwood's archivist Sam Moody. The Lee Lockwood Library will also have Gildersleeve photographs on display from their own collection, to add to the magic of the nights festivities. This lecture is FREE to the public!

About the Lecturers

Geoff Hunt is originally from High Wycombe, England, and immigrated to the U.S. as a child along with his family. Geoff has lived in Waco since 1975 with the exception of 4 years serving away on active duty in the U.S. Navy. A graduate of Baylor University with a degree in History, Geoff now works at The Texas Collection, Baylor University, as Audio and Visual Curator.  

John Wilson is an Associate Professor, the Director of The Texas Collection, the Interim Dean of Libraries. Wilson came to Baylor in 1987. And just celebrated his 30-year anniversary at Baylor University. Associate Professor Wilson received his B.S. in Education from Bowling Green State University in 1975 and his M.L.S. from the University of South Carolina in 1980. John has lived and worked in Ohio, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Louisiana, and Texas.

Wilson is a member of the American Library Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries. He has published numerous articles and spoken at several conferences throughout his career. In 1996-1997, John was nominated as one of Baylor University’s Outstanding University Professors.


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Attic Treasures

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where exactly is Attic Treasures located?
    Attic Treasures is located at 4328 W. Waco Drive. It is in the shopping center directly behind On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina and specifically next door to At&T and Mardel. (It is in the space where the old Office Max was located).

  2. What types of items can I find at Attic Treasures?
    Our Attic Treasures sale features gently used, vintage, and antique one of a kind finds. This year we will be featuring our large and expanded selection of furniture, Housewares, Children’s Items, Seasonal Art and Decorations, Books/ Media, Small (working) Electronics, Art, Boutique Items, and more!

  3. When is the sale?
    The sale opens to the public starting Friday, May 3rd through Sunday May 5th.
    Hours of Operation:
    Friday, May 3rd: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday, May 4th: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday, May 5th: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  4. What is the Preview Party?
    The Preview Party is an exclusive first chance to shop all of our sale items before the sale is officially open to the public. It is an opportunity to shop and eat! Tickets are $40 per person. This includes your entry into the sale, tapas catered by Vitek’s BBQ with beer and wine provided, and access to our silent auction. The Preview Party is on Thursday, May 2nd. Doors open promptly at 6:00 pm. No exceptions.

  5. Can I buy tickets at the door for the Preview Party?
    No. Reservations must be made in advance by April 29th by calling our office at (254) 753-5166.

  6. Can I bring my older children/teen to the Preview Party? If I bring my teen, is there a discount on the ticket?
    Yes, but they must have a ticket. All tickets are the same price.

  7. What type of food will be served at the Preview Party?
    The Preview Party will be serving Tapas style food catered by Vitek’s BBQ. Not familiar with Vitek’s BBQ? Not a problem! Check out the link below to see what delicious food Vitek’s BBQ serves just to give you a sneak peak!

  8. If I am interested in attending the regular sale on May 3rd, 4th, of 5th, do I need to pay to go to the sale?
    No. The sale is open to the public and free to attend. The only time you need to pay to attend the event is if you are interested in attending the Preview Party (Reservations required).

  9. Can I use my credit card to pay for items?
    This is a CASH ONLY sale. We will not be accepting credit cards during this event.
    Credit cards will only be accepted at the Preview Party on May 2nd.

  10. I am interested in donating items for Attic Treasures. What is the next step?
    Items for Attic Treasures can be dropped off at the Attic Treasure location (4328 W. Waco Drive) on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. We will start accepting drop offs at this location starting Monday, March 11th until Monday, April 29th. We do NOT do pickups for any items in boxes. We only do pickups for furniture. To schedule a furniture pickup please call Cindy (254) 644-6910 or Sandy (254) 744-6220

  11. What can be donated to Attic Treasures?
    We will be accepting:
    Housewares items
    Children’s Items,
    Seasonal Art/Decorations
    Books/ Media
    Small (working) Electronics
    Boutique Items
    Craft Items
    Sport/Fishing Equipment
    Pet Items
    Camping Gear/Equipment
    General Housewares

  12. What can’t be donated to Attic Treasures?
    We do not accept the following:
    Car Seats
    Adult Clothing/Shoes

    8 Track Tapes/Cassette Tapes
    Large Appliances (Refrigerators, Ovens, Dishwashers, Washers, Dryers)
    Broken Items