Witness History in Longview, TX

Gregg County Historical Museum

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.

About the building

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.

Featured exhibits to explore

Our largest exhibits are the Buddy Calvin Jones Caddo collection and the Military collection. Caddo was an archaeologist recognized for his achievements in discovering and excavating Spanish missions in Leon and Jefferson counties, and De Soto winter encampment in Tallahassee. The Military collection was created by Arthur Brown who 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, TX. Learn more about these exhibits by browsing our website and then stop by to see them for yourself.

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.

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