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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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Military Models

A new temporary exhibit of amazing models are now on display! The models cover the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam and the Iraq wars. These models are on loan courtesy of John Kirpatrick. While making models has been a lifelong hobby, John really began creating models on a steadier basis beginning in 2010. He joined the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society and travels around the country every year entering his models in shows, including the State Fair of Texas. He has won numerous awards for a number of his models. With how detailed his models are, it can take up to two months for John to complete one from start to finish. The exhibit will be on display through the end of July 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.