Annual Handcrafted Christmas Ornament

Heritage Park Museum of East Texas


Church in the wildwood is considered the jewel of Heritage Park as it represents Edgewood’s religious heritage spanning more than 100 years and is still used for various life celebrations, wedding being the most popular.

The church built in 1897 by the local Methodist congregation was their house of worship until 1923 when the building was sold to the African-American community in Edgewood, where it served as the spiritual center for the Bethlehem Baptist congregation until March 1993. In May of 1993 the building was purchased and moved to Heritage Park Museum. The building features a bell tower which beckoned members to worship and was also a means to alert the community to fires and storms

This year’s ornament is a five-inch replica of the Church in the Wildwood and is the 13th ornament in a series of the historic buildings in Heritage Park Museum of East Texas. The ornament, which can be personalized with up to six names, is designed and crafted by members of the Edgewood Historical Society. The cost of $13.00 is used to help defray some of the costs for the development and maintenance of the park.  You may pick-up your pre-ordered ornament on the day of the festival, Saturday, November 11, 2017.  If you prefer to have it mailed, please add $5.00 to your total for each ornament ordered.

To pre-order please fill up the form here: Christmas Ornament 2017 Order Form

Call 903 896-1940 or email if you have any questions.