History exhibitions at The Grace Museum are dedicated to exhibitions that tell the story of the evolving cultural and social history of Abilene and West Texas. The history galleries present changing exhibitions of artifacts curated from both The Grace Museum’s history collection and historically significant objects on temporary loan. In addition, permanent period rooms from 1910, 1928, and 1948 bring the bygone eras to life through recreated parlors, living rooms, and kitchens from each time period.
Now On View
Cultural Heritage Exhibition – Hispanic Heritage Month 2023
Abilene in the 1920s
Always On View
Historic Period Rooms
Evidence remained of the life of the homesteader, but Abilene was beginning to urbanize. An electric streetcar system had just begun service. The state-run Epileptic Colony was celebrating its seventh birthday and was the city’s largest employer. Following drought-breaking rains,…
Spark a history connection in our new exploratory space located on the second floor! See objects on display from our permanent history collection and enjoy learning stations that tell the stories of Abilene, the T&P Railway, and other significant things that shaped our West Texas history.
History of the Building
SEARCH THE COLLECTION ON THE PORTAL TO TEXAS HISTORY
• Scrapbooks of the Abilene Fine Arts Museum
• Camp Barkeley News 1942-1945
• Texas & Pacific Railway Collection Photographs
• The Crutch newsletters, the Reconditioning and Training Service of the Regional Hospital at Camp Barkeley 1944-1945