Jerry Eckhart, Robert Fox, Duane Hale, Carolyn Page-Broughton, & Mary Jane Little
The Lela Latch Lloyd Museum is dedicated to collecting items of regional interest and chronological value for the Cisco area of West Texas. There are evidences from prehistoric times, Indians, Spanish and Mexican conquests, early settlers, ranchers and farmers, the Civil War, and the town builders in the collection.
The Lela Latch Lloyd Museum was the dream of local historian Dr. Duane K. Hale, a friend of retired Cisco school teacher Lela Lloyd (1906-1998). Mrs. Lloyd came to Cisco with her family about 1914. She attended Cisco schools and later became a teacher at Cisco high School and Cisco Junior College. She retired from teaching after 37 years. Lela wrote her 1st book, "Best Damn Teacher" as a memoir of her years of teaching in public school.
Dr Hale wanted to commemorate the life of the local author and historian and so named the museum after her. He was the initial incorporator and has invested countless hours in the restoration of the dilapidated building that had served as the Cisco City Hall and as an entertainment center. Dr. Hale was able to get 501-C3 non-profit status for the museum and it survives on tax exempt donations.