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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 2014.

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New Display Celebrates Greenville's First Fifty Years

Founder's Day is March 22 and the Museum has a new temporary exhibit in place in recognition of this event. All of the artifacts and photographs date from 1850-1900 and give a glimpse of life when Greenville was young. This photo to the left is the oldest one we have and it dates back to the early 1860s. Take a step back in time and come see this temporary exhibit that will be up until the end of April.




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.