Gregg County Historical Museum
The Gregg County Historical Museum preserves and shares the history of Longview and East Texas. Exhibits related to the pioneer history of the region, architecture, and military equipment are among the highlights of the museum. The museum also features the Flo Stevens Research Center, which offers archives related to local history and genealogical research.
Backstory and Context
Numerous businesses have been located in the Everett Building including a drug store, barber shop, art gallery, clothing store, and even the American Red Cross during World War II. Doctors, dentists, and lawyers have also operated practices here. The building stood essentially vacant from 1960 until 1979, when the Gregg County Historical Foundation purchased it. After renovations were completed the foundation opened the museum in 1984. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places 1979.
Mrs. Paul B. Belding & Danny Hardy. "Everett Building." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. November 15, 1979. https://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/NR/pdfs/79002948/79002948.pdf.