Chartered in 1964, the Gregg County Historical Museum is now home to a very rich history for the Longview community to experience. Our permanent exhibits offer basic history of Gregg County, rotating exhibits and large events throughout the year. If you’re in the area and looking for something to do, consider diving into history at the Gregg County Historical Museum. Our business hours are: Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Officially opened as a historical museum in 1984, the Everett Building has a rich history of its own. 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 remained empty until it was taken over by the Gregg County Historical Foundation. As it stands today, the building maintains its original beauty and serves to preserve Gregg County’s history. Learn more about one of Gregg County’s oldest historical buildings when you stop by for a tour.
Our largest exhibits are the Buddy Calvin Jones Caddo collection and the Arthur Northcutt Brown Military collection. A Gregg County native, Jones Collected from childhood and later became an archeologist for the State of Florida, where he won international acclaim for locating several Spanish missions and the de Soto campsite in Tallahassee. Also a Gregg County native, Brown served in Germany, Vietnam, worked as a TAC officer in Virginia and was an instructor at the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff School course in Longview, Texas. Learn more about these exhibits by browsing our website or by visiting.
What are you waiting for? Experience Gregg County history first hand by stopping by our museum today!
The Gregg County Historical Museum website is dedicated to Floerid Francis Stevens who, as a large donor to the museum, makes the website possible.