San Jancinto Museum of History


I-10 Rest Area Exhibit

Through Mid-November 2018




Postcards on the Highway


At the start of the 20th century, postcards fulfilled many of the same needs that today are accomplished with social media like Twitter, text messages, and Instagram.  Communication options were limited; if you wanted to send someone a brief note or greeting you'd send a postcard.  On exhibit at the rest stops along the I-10 corridor near Winnie, Texas, are copies of postcards donated to the museum by Josie Frankenberger Heflin of Pearland, Texas.  Most of these postcards were mailed in 1910, the heyday of popularity for the postcard.  Part of a digitization project completed by a volunteer from Texas Parks & Wildlife's Park Host program, the cards were selected by the volunteer as her favorites.  Stop in and see some of the highlights of the museum's collection as you are traveling; you can even send a text while you are stopped. 


The Chambers County Safety Rest Stops are on both the east and westbound sides of I-10, near miles 812-815.  Stop in on your travels to see some local history.