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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 Exhibit

The Hunt County exhibit is currently under renovation. This section is being 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. It is anticipated to open in 2015.

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Thrilling Days of Yesteryear

The Museum's new temporary exhibit, on loan curtesy of Larry Winters, will certainly appeal to fans of western television and movies. This collection of autographed pictures of many of the cowboy actors of television and the silver screen is sure to bring back fond memories!

Here is a little trivia quiz about a few of the actors and TV shows included in the exhbit. Answers below.

1. Despite being a fan of his movies, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin contemplated this actor's assassination as a result of his frequently espoused anti-communist politics.
2. This WWII veteran and Vietnam War veteran rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.
3. He was born Issur Danielovitch, the son of Jewish immigrants from Belarus.

Answers: (1) John Wayne, (2) Jimmy Stewart, (3) Kirk Douglas

 

 

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.