Waco: Museum founder Helen Marie Taylor taken to hospital after fall

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Waco museum founder Helen Marie Taylor, 95, was taken to Ascension Providence Hospital Wednesday after falling and hitting her head on an armoire while giving a tour of the facility at 701 Jefferson Ave. that bears her name.

(Photo by Rissa Shaw)

She was not seriously injured, but was taken to the hospital by ambulance late Wednesday afternoon to be checked as a precaution to ensure she didn’t suffer a concussion, firefighters said.

When asked if she was OK, she replied, “Yes, I’ll be alright.”

The Helen Marie Taylor Museum of Waco History opened in October 1993 in a building that used to house Barron Springs Elementary School.

Taylor, a Waco native, bought the building in the 1980s.

Exhibits include a scale model of the Branch Davidian compound.

The museum hasn’t been open to the public since the late 1990s, but remains available for private tours.