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Flo Stevens

Since the inception of the Gregg County Historical Museum, many Gregg County residents, as well as those from around the entire country, have contributed and donated their time and resources to the museum's collections and operations. One such extremely generous donation came to the Museum by way of the late Mrs. Floreid Francis Stevens, "Flo" as she liked to be called.

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Gregg County Historical Foundation

In 1963, the Gregg County Historical and Genealogical Society was founded with 70 charter members.  From this group, the Board of Directors of the Gregg County Historical Foundation was established and chartered by the State of Texas  on February 28, 1966.

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Museum History

Before the opening of the museum on June 2, 1984, extensive restoration and rehabilitation began on the historic Everett Building to transform it into Gregg County Historical Museum.

The San Antonio architectural firm of De Lara-Almond Architects Inc. was retained, and Killis P. Almond, Jr., AIA, was the project architect.

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Building History

In order to set the scene for the beautiful Everett Building in Longview, let's go back to the year 1870.  A local farmer named Ossamus Hitch Methvin deeded two tracts of land totaling 150 acres, which are now downtown Longview, to the Southern Pacific Railroad.  Later that year, the Southern Pacific platted these tracts and began selling lots.

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Gregg County

On April 12, 1873, an act of the 13th Legislature of the State of Texas created Gregg County. The new county was carved out of a portion of the existing Upshur County. The Honorable B. W. Brown, representative from Upshur County, was active in urging the passing of the act and in naming the county Gregg after General John B. Gregg, under whom he and others living in the new county served in the Confederate Army.

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Partners

The Gregg County Historical Museum is in proud partnership with the following:

   

FAQ

What are your hours of operation?

Museum Hours *Closed on Holidays*

Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm

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The Museum

Before the opening of the museum on June 2, 1984, extensive restoration and rehabilitation began on the historic Everett Building to transform it into Gregg County Historical Museum.

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Caddo Indians

Buddy Calvin Jones was born in Longview, TX on October 31, 1938.  Calvin's father, Bud Jones was one-eighth Creek, his mother, Wavie Jones, was one-quarter Cherokee.

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Military Collection

Arthur Northcutt Brown (September 11, 1941 - December 7, 1984) was an avid collector through-out his life. He compiled an extensive military collection, as well as other diverse...

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Contact Us

Gregg County Historical Museum
214 North Fredonia
PO Box 3342
Longview, Texas 75606
Phone: 903-753-5840
Fax: 903-753-5854
DIRECTOR

City of Longview
Longview Railroad Junction
Gregg County
Longview News Journal
Preservation Longview

Longview Museum of Fine Arts
Greenwood Cemetery Society
Historic Gregg County
Kilgore Historical Foundation
Gladewater Museum

East Texas Oil Museum
Marshall T&P Depot
Longview World of Wonders
Longview ISD
Pine Tree ISD

Spring Hill ISD
Hallsville ISD
Trinity School of Texas
Saint Mary's School

Our Location

Longview is located in beautiful East Texas on U.S.Interstate 20 and US Highway 259.

Commercial air service at Gregg County Airport is provided by American Eagle Airlines.

Rail Service is provided by Amtrak.
The Gregg County Historical Museum is located in downtown Longview at 214 North Fredonia Street

Contact Number: (903) 753-5840

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The museum is open to the public:

Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm

Saturday 12pm- 4pm

*Closed on Holidays
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