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Traveling Exhibits

Traveling Exhibits

Nasa: Beyond Earth
April 1 - August 26, 2023

On July 20, 1969, humanity accomplished its single greatest technological achievement of all time when a human first set foot on another celestial body. Six hours after landing (with less than 30 seconds of fuel remaining), Neil A. Armstrong took the "Small Step" into our greater future when he stepped off the Lunar Module, named Eagle, onto the surface of the Moon from which he could look up and see Earth in the heavens as no one had done before him. He was shortly joined by Buzz Aldrin, and the two astronauts spent 21 hours on the lunar surface. NASA was established July 29, 1958, and 60 years later the agency continues to expand our knowledge and fuel our imagination.

Gregg County Historical Museum proudly presents NASA: Beyond Earth A History of the Apollo Missions, Manned Space Flight, and the Future.

This exhibit, in collaboration with Johnson Space Center, will provide the public an opportunity to view artifacts from past missions, expand the horizons of students through building/launching rockets, renew curiosity through academic lectures, encourage the love of exploration with monthly star gazing lessons around a campfire led by local college and high school professors, and allow all to explore beyond earth with a state-of-the-art mobile planetarium.

Sparking Curiosity

Curiosity of the stars plays an important role in human history. Constellation stories reflect how past societies viewed their world and explorers all studied the sky to learn the rhythms of nature for survival. These understandings contribute to many parts of our lives today: daylight savings time, seasons, the calendar, and some holidays are determined by sky events. There is always a new natural wonder to explore! Let your curiosity run free the 3rd Saturday of each month April through July.

Innovation & Inspiration

Innovation: a new idea, device, or method
Inspiration: a force or influence that inspires someone
Gregg County Historical Museum is proud to offer a 4-part lecture series featuring individuals who have us the opportunity to go Beyond Earth. Join us each month for an evening of inspiration and innovation in the Education Center of GCHM at 218 N. Fredonia, Longview, Tx, 75601.

Join the Robolution

STEM: Science, technology, engineering, AND math? That's a lot of complex material to cram into one acronym. Fortunately, robotics makes STEM simple and fun to learn. There are endless educational possibilities with robotics, and it's easy to tackle each area of STEM in a fun way. Sharpening math skills? Check. Learning computer science? Definitely. Engineering and technology? Step into engineers' shoes as you build and program robots and start thinking about how science can solve real-world problems. Join the Robolution and show off what you can do for a chance to win $500 for your robotics program on May 16, 2023!

Go For Launch

Are you a future astronaut or pilot or engineer? Let's find out! One way to do that is through building and launching model rockets. Discover what NASA does when they launch missions to space and leave with a greater appreciation of what NASA scientists and engineers do. Build and launch your own personally designed low flying rocket because Gregg County Historical Museum is a Go For Launch on May 17, 2023.

Discovering the Beyond

A planetarium is a specially designed theater with a domed ceiling that can project a realistic image of the night sky indoors. Gregg County Historical Museum will host a mobile planetarium for 2-week engagement. Come discover sky objects such as galaxies and black holes immersed in a 3-D environment. The sight of stars no longer visible due to city lights immediately captures attention and evokes awe. Learners of all ages are invited to Discover the Beyond and experience the universe in a unique way June 6 - June 17, 2023.

April 12,2023
Educator Evening 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
GCHM Education Center
218 N. Fredonia

April 14, 2023
Region 7 Teacher Workshop 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
GCHM Education Center
218 N. Fredonia

April 15, 2023
Sparking Curiosity Campfire/Stargazing 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hamby Road

May 11, 2023
Innovation & Inspiration Lecture #1 5:30 pm
GCHM Education Center
218 N. Fredonia

May 16, 2023
Join the Robolution Robotics Showcase 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
214 N. Fredonia
Longview, Tx 75601

May 17, 2023
Go For Launch Rocket Challenge 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
214 N. Fredonia
Longview, Tx 75601

May 20, 2023
Sparking Curiosity Campfire/Stargazing 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hamby Road

June 6 - June 16, 2023
Discovering the Beyond Mobile Planetarium 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
GCHM Education Center
218 N. Fredonia

June 8, 2023
Innovation & Inspiration Lecture #2 5:30 pm
GCHM Education Center
218 N. Fredonia

June 17, 2023
Sparking Curiosity Campfire/Stargazing 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hamby Road

July 13, 2023
Innovation & Inspiration Lecture #3 5:30 pm
GCHM Education Center
218 N. Fredonia

July 15, 2023
Sparking Curiosity Campfire/Stargazing 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hamby Road

August 10, 2023
Innovation & Inspiration Lecture #4 5:30 pm
GCHM Education Center
218 N. Fredonia