The Grace Museum
The Grace Museum offers three separate museums under one roof. The art museum's collection includes 1500 works, most of which were created by American artists with Texas connections. The Children's Museum is located on the second floor and includes interactive science exhibits and a replica of Abilene’s Paramount Theatre where children can take the stage and produce shows. The third floor is a history museum, with exhibits that preserve and share the history of West Texas from the frontier period to the present. In addition to special programs, the facility is also home to a art history research library. The museum is located in the historic former home of Hotel Grace, built in 1909 and operated as a hotel until 1973.
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