Heritage Museum of Montgomery County celebrates Christmas and the day the County was founded with Conroe Legends

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Mary McCoy, Robin Montgomery, Joy Montgomery and Roy Harris celebrating Christmas at the Heritage Museum.

Montgomery County was founded on Dec. 14, 1837, and the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County celebrated that, as well as the Holiday season, with Conroe legends Mary McCoy and Roy Harris. The celebration took place on Dec. 14 at the Museum.

Mary McCoy is a Texas Radio Hall of Fame member, and has sung with Elvis, Dolly Parton and others. She has been on the radio for close to 70 years, and has been a DJ at KSTAR Country, 99.7 FM, for the past several years.

This picture of Mary McCoy can be seen in a mural hanging in downtown Conroe.

Roy Harris won the World Heavyweight Championship in 1958 against Floyd Patterson. Harris later retired with a final record of 30 wins and five losses.

This is a poster from the World Heavyweight Championship that Roy Harris won.

Heritage Museum of Montgomery County Executive Director Joy Montgomery said Dec. 14 is legendary all around for the County. She talked about the founding of the County.

“There were several gentlemen who were tasked with founding the County seat, and so we have Montgomery and Montgomery County. It was the third County to be named by the Republic of Texas,” said Montgomery. We had Houston County named, then Fannin and then Montgomery.”  Prior to being Montgomery County, we were a part of Washington County, which was before the Republic turned Washington municipality. At that time, whenever it was founded on Dec. 14, we also had Walker County, Grimes County, portions of Waller, San Jacinto and Madison Counties as a part of us.”

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