Visit The Grace

The Grace Museum is a place for all ages to explore art, history and creativity. Our 1909 building was originally the Hotel Grace, and was built to welcome travelers on the railroad. Since 1992, The Grace Museum has been a cornerstone to Abilene’s downtown revival into a welcoming center of the arts, dining and family activities for this dynamic west Texas town.

We hope you will enjoy your visit to The Grace Museum and will return to visit often!

Museum Hours

Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm

FREE Thursday Nights: 5-8pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

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Holiday Closures

New Years: CLOSED Dec 31-Jan 1

Good Friday: CLOSED Mar 29

Independence Day: CLOSED Jul 4

Thanksgiving: CLOSED Nov 28-29

Christmas: CLOSED Dec 24-25

Admission

$8 – Adults 18+

$5 – Children ages 4-17, Seniors 65+, Students & Educators (with ID), Retired Military (with ID)

FREE – Children ages 0-3, Museum Members, Active Duty Military Families (with ID)

Location

102 Cypress Street

Abilene, TX 79601

325-673-4587

info@thegracemuseum.org

Accessibility

The Grace Museum is fully accessible for our physically challenged visitors. There is a wheelchair ramp on the North 1st Street side of the Museum for access to the building, an elevator for access to all floors, and wheelchair accessible restrooms. In addition, there is a wheelchair available for visitor use upon request.

Parking

The Grace Museum offers two parking areas adjacent to our building along North 1st Street. We welcome our patrons to park in either of these areas. Reserved spaces are available for Handicapped Parking Only.

Interested in a School Tour? Check out our information for Educators.

Our Mission

The Grace Museum builds multifaceted connections through new experiences in American fine art and history within the evolving Texas story through exhibitions, programs, and collections.

Our Vision

The Grace Museum will serve as an exemplary cultural institution as well as a hub of learning, inspiration, and involvement.

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Did you know that we not only have a Black History Month exhibition at The Grace Museum, but we also have artwork, books, music, and more celebrating BHM? Here are 5 ways to celebrate BHM here in Abilene! How many can you check off before the end of February?#BlackHistoryMonth Curtis House Cultural Center Frontier Texas! Abilene Cultural Affairs Council Humanities Texas Huckaby Studios ... See MoreSee Less
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Today, our Youth Art Month exhibition was featured by The North American Reciprocal Museum Association. What an honor for this organization to shine a spotlight on the many wonderful young artists and Region 14 schools who participated this year! #YouthArtMonthAbilene ISD Wylie Independent School District Jim Ned CISD Clyde CISD Hawley Independent School District Aspermont ISD Merkel ISD Sweetwater Independent School District peak_abilene TLCA AbileneYouth Art MonthOn view through March 16, 2024The Grace Museum Abilene, Texas thegracemuseum.orgEach year, The Grace Museum participates by hosting a one-month art exhibition and partnering with schools throughout the Region 14 district, as well as with homeschool groups. Teachers select their students’ best artwork and submit it to the Museum for display.This year’s Youth Art Month exhibition features over 1,300 works of art in various mediums created by hundreds of area students ranging from Kindergarten through 12th grade.[Image of installation courtesy The Grace Museum.] ... See MoreSee Less
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Set your phone reminders ... Grace summer camp registration opens online TODAY at 10am!⁠

REGISTER >> bit.ly/grace-camps <<⁠

TIPS: Please be patient when registration opens, as our system often runs slower due to the large number of people on our website. Try refreshing the page if it seems to be lagging or not going through.
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Lewis is a 9th grader with not only a unique sense of style, but a really cool art piece! He wanted to make his cityscape feel more like the background of a comic, so he chose bright, eye-catching colors and bold lines to make it stand out. Come see our Youth Art Month exhibition by March 16!⁠

#MiniArtistInterview⁠ #YouthArtMonth⁠
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This post is made in honor of Grover C. Everett and Black History Month. To learn more about the struggles Blacks have faced throughout Abilene`s history, come see our 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘏𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩 (closing Feb 29) and 𝘈𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 1920𝘴 exhibitions.⁠

Everett`s story is one of the many accounts of racism and terror that plague our history. In 1922, members of the Abilene Ku Klux Klan shot and killed 36-year-old Grover C. Everett at the Joe Davis Hotel. Judge W.R. Ely worked hard to secure indictments against the Klan for Everett’s murder, but none ever came. Ely accused the prosecutor and the sheriff of being Klansmen and criticized the Abilene Reporter for what he saw as insufficient coverage of the slaying.⁠

In 2019, there was a commemoration for Everett in collaboration with the Curtis House Cultural Center, Abilene’s Black community, and the Community Remembrance Project sponsored by the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). They created two of these jars (pictured) filled with soil from the site where Everett was murdered. One jar is on permanent display at the Curtis House. The other one took a journey on the Civil Rights tour to Alabama to the EJI museum. The pictured jar is on display as part of our 𝘈𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 1920𝘴 exhibition, courtesy of https://spiritofabilene.com/2019/04/27/tragedy-turned-into-blessing/⁠

#DidYouKnow #Abilene-in-the-1920s
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