Bertha Kirkley

Bertha Kirkley


Jan. 10, 1868 Birth
1889 Graduate, SHNI
1891 Instructor of History
1924 MA, Alabama Polytechnic Institute
1937-41 Curator, Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Aug. 14, 1949 Death


Bertha Kirkley was a 1889 graduate of SHNI. She began teaching history at SHNI in 1891 and later received her bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State Teachers College. After retiring from teaching in 1937, Kirkley became the curator of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum until 1941.

Kirkley began the movement for the purchase of the Woodlawn home of Sam Houston and its perpetuation as a historic shrine.

Kirkley Hall was named in her honor.

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