Downtown Railroad, 1940's
      Downtown, 1930
      Car Giveaway, 1935
      Old Yearbook Advertisement
      First Jailhouse
      Year Unknown
      Old Yearbook Advertisement
      Wooden Derrick, Walker Home, 1930s
      Old Yearbook Advertisement
      East Commerce, 1950
      East Pacific, 1930's
      North Main Street,1930's
      South Main Street, 1931
      Post Office
      Still used, some remodeling and modifications since opening
      City Hall
      Once housed City Manager Office, Water Department, and Jail. No longer in use by the city.
    • News & Events
      The Museum is now open Friday & Saturday from 10 - 4:00 PM.
      THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS!  Many thanks to our busy volunteers who helped sell concessions in front of the museum during the August Art Stroll and the September Street Dance sponsored by the Gladewater Main Street Board following the Burn Run at the Rodeo Grounds.  These same volunteers hosted a reception at the museum for the 50th Reunion Class of 1964 during the September All-School Reunion.

      MUSEUM MUSINGS, the official quarterly newsletter, will be mailed to members on November 1st.  

      EDUCATIONAL TOURS:  Starting soon educational tours will be given to GISD students. Exhibits have been arranged for these tours so students may learn more history about their hometown. A coloring book has been created which each student will receive free of charge.

      A Parent-Child Drive-by Tour has been prepared so that the family can visit local points of interest. Upon completion of this tour, children return a form included in the packet and receive a goody bag.

      SAVE THE DATE...Upcoming Event!  Saturday, January 10, 2015, 6:00-8:00 P.M.,   "A Night at the Museum"!
      For other upcoming events scheduled in Gladewater, visit the
    • Articles About the Gladewater Museum

      Several interesting news articles have been published through the years about the East Texas Museum, Gladewater. Here are links to just a few:

      The Rare Collections - The Gladewater Museum, Living in History

      Texas Monthly - Going For the Old, How Antiquing in Gladewater Revived My Material Spirit


    • Quick Tour of Museum Displays
      We would like to invite you to stop by and visit our museum when you make a visit to Gladewater.  Take a look at photos below from a few of the many historical displays.

      Did you know that Elvis once spent time in our small city? The museum has a collection of photos from his visit plus interesting articles. You may also read more about Elvis and his visit to this area of East Texas and rise to fame by visiting the Scotty Moore - KSIJ and the Mint Club, Gladewater Tx website.

      Stop by and see if you can help identify students in the early photos the museum has collected for display. You might find your mother, father or grandfather or even great-grandmother in one of our many photos.
      Luke Fisher was a barber in Gladewater for many years. Come by and see the chair that you might have sat in one afternoon for a nice hair-trim by Luke.


      The Gladewater Museum is located at 116 W. Pacific Street (corner of Dean and Pacific Streets) in downtown Gladewater.

      10 AM - 4 PM

      And By Appointment:


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      The Gladewater Museum is located in the building once known as the Ellen Bauman Community Building. It was built in 1939 during the Art Deco Period. Doc Shepperd was the Gregg County Commissioner at the time of the building’s completion. The building was used for county offices and a library downstairs. The second floor was used by various community organizations for meetings and social gatherings. The library moved to a new home in 1973. Since that time, the building has been used by various community groups.

      The unique design of the building makes it an ideal home for a museum that tells the rich history of the city and the people who built it. On Friday, November 4, 2005, The East Texas Museum at Gladewater held a ribbon cutting officially opening the museum. On Saturday, November 5 th at 10:00 a.m., the museum finally opened to the public. It is now open on Saturdays from 10:00 until 4:00, except for the last two weeks of the year—depending on the holidays. At present, the museum is totally staffed with volunteers.

    • Calendar
      • Jan 10, 2015
        6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        This event will be held in conjunction with a membership drive. SAVE THE DATE. More details to follow.
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