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History of Cotton Exhibit

Discover the days of a bygone era when cotton was a part of everyday life in Hunt County. Greenville was home to the world's largest inland cotton compress, which set a world record both in 1911 and 1912. Imagine in just one 10 hour work day being able to compress 2,073 bales of cotton! The engine of the compress is on display at the Museum.

 

History of Hunt County Gallery

The long-awaited Hunt County Gallery opened to the public in 2016! This section has been expanded to include exhibits on the early history of Hunt County, the people, schools and early businesses of this area. In addition, there will be a 1920s era main street exhibit with five stores that visitors will be able "window shop" as they walk down the "main street". They include a millinery, a clothing shop, beauty salon, hardware store and drugstore. Make sure to come on by to take a look at our newest gallery!

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World War II

A new temporary exhibit on World War II is now on display! Military items from the Allied and Axis Forces are on display as well as some Finnish and Soviet items. Among some of the unique items include a WWII US Navy gas mask, a US Colt 1903H with capture papers and a Soviet Budenovka cap. These items are on loan courtesy of the Northeast Texas Military Small Arms Collection. The exhibit will be on display through the middle of November so make plans to stop by for a visit while it is still here!

 

Rotating Veterans Gallery

This exhibit is dedicated to the veterans of Hunt County. Have you or your parents ever lived in Hunt County? If so, we would like to talk to you. This area is changed out approximately once a year so we are always on the lookout for new artifacts for this section.