Texas Plains Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Canadian: Women's Christian Temperance Union Hemphill County Library

The Women's Christian Temperance Union Chapter is the only building in the United States ever built, owned or maintained by a local Union Chapter. The Chapter formed in 1902, began holding bazaars in 1906 to pay for construction, and the two story brick structure with a basement was completed in 1911. The Christmas bazaar, now a centruy old tradition, is hosted by local volunteers and continues to provide for the Hemphill County Library housed in the building.


  • 500 Main Street
  • Canadian, Texas
  • 79014


Hours & Fees

  • Monday & Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

    Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Saturday 9:00 a.m. - Noon

  • Free