Gregg County Historical Museum

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Chartered in 1964, the Gregg County Historical Museum is now home to a very rich history for the Longview community to experience. Permanent exhibits offer the basic history of Gregg County, rotating exhibits and large events throughout the year.

One of the museum’s biggest assets is the Everett Building. Originally constructed as Citizen’s National Bank in 1910, it would be over 50 years before the building would become the Everett building. Named after Citizen’s National Bank president L. J. Everett, the building was abandoned mid-century and left to ruin. Longview resident Ann Lacy Crain who purchased the building and donated it to the Gregg County Historical Foundation.

The museum opened in 1984 and archives an extensive collection of Caddo artifacts, over 3,000 in fact, representative of the findings of Longview native and archeologist Buddy Calvin Jones. This important collection includes 450 ceramic bowls, jars, and other vessels made and decorated by the Caddo population that once occupied East Texas.

 

 

 

 

Hours

  • Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

Admission

  • School-aged children 18 and younger – $1
  • Adults $5
  • Seniors $2

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