Located on the Navarro College campus, this museum preserves and interprets the history of the Civil War. The Civil War Gallery offers rotating and permanent exhibits from the museum's collection of 15,000 items related to the origins of the Civil War, the war itself, and Reconstruction. The museum also includes the Western Art Collection, a gallery with 228 pieces that depict the history of the West and its people through paintings and sculpture.


  • The museum is located in the Cook Center on the Navarro College campus
    The museum is located in the Cook Center on the Navarro College campus
  • Learn more about Texas after the Civil War with Carl Moneyhon's book, Texas after the Civil War: The Struggle of Reconstruction. Click the link below for more info about this book.
    Learn more about Texas after the Civil War with Carl Moneyhon's book, Texas after the Civil War: The Struggle of Reconstruction. Click the link below for more info about this book.

The museum dates back to 1996, when Charles and Peggy Pearce donated their collection Western artwork and artifacts related to the Civil War to Navarro College. 

"About." Pearce Museum at Navarro College." Accessed July 19, 2015. http://www.pearcemuseum.com/about.