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, the son of Alvin and Gracie Fuhrman who own and operate Nortex Communications formerly Muenster Telephone.
Equipment used for the telephone service and early telephones that were used in the company are displayed in the museum along with the first CATV equipment, switchboards and various testing equipment. A complete functioning display of early phones is one of the favorite stops on the tour.
The first magneto telephone, activated in 1909, hangs just inside the east door of the museum. Photos, equipment, including a 1950 Ford pick up truck used to set telephone poles, switchboards, billing machine and switching equipment are on display.
Audio headsets are available. The narration for the headsets is by Alvin Fuhrman. He describes each display and a history of the company along with humorous stories.
Local schools and organizations are welcome to tour the museum by calling 940-759-2251 to schedule a date and time. The Museum is shown by appointment only.