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.Read more: Flo Stevens
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.Read more: Gregg County Historical Foundation
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.Read more: Museum 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.Read more: Building History
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.Read more: Gregg County
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What are your hours of operation?
Museum Hours *Closed on Holidays*
Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pmRead more: FAQ