Nicholas Adolphus Sterne built the house in 1830. It is the oldest structure still standing on its original site in Nacogdoches, TX. Mrs. Eva Catherine Sterne sold the house to Mr. Joseph Von der Hoya in 1869. Only two families owned the home before it was gifted to the city in 1958. The collection includes Hoya objects from the Victorian Age and objects from the Empire period when the Sternes' owned the home. A small reference library is also part of the collection and is still used by visitors looking for information on local and Texas history and genealogy. The house is located on 211 S Lanana St. and is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm. For group tour information call 936-560-5426. Tours are free but donations are welcome.