The Gene H. Fuhrman Memorial Telephone Museum is located in the German town of Muenster, Texas just a few miles south of the Texas/Oklahoma border on Highway 82.

Founded in 2003, the Museum is in dedication to the beloved Gene, son of Alvin and Gracie Fuhrman who own and operate Nortex Communications formerly Muenster Telephone.


The first magneto telephone, activated in 1909, hangs just inside the east door of the museum. One of the favorite stops of the tour is a complete functioning display of early phones

Early telephones, photos, and equipment, including a 1950 Ford pick up truck used to set telephone poles, CATV equipment, switchboards, billing machine, and switching equipment, are all on display.


Audio headsets, featuring narration by Alvin Fuhrman, are available during the tour. Alvin describes each display in great detail, along with a history of the company and humorous stories.

The museum is shown by appointment only. Local schools and organizations are welcome to tour the museum by calling 940-759-2251 to schedule a date and time.

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