Downtown Railroad, 1940's
      Downtown, 1930
      Car Giveaway, 1935
      Old Yearbook Advertisement
      First Jailhouse
      Year Unknown
      Old Yearbook Advertisement
      Wooden Derrick, Walker Home, 1930s
      Old Yearbook Advertisement
      East Commerce, 1950
      East Pacific, 1930's
      North Main Street,1930's
      South Main Street, 1931
      Post Office
      Still used, some remodeling and modifications since opening
      City Hall
      Once housed City Manager Office, Water Department, and Jail. No longer in use by the city.
    • News & Events
      The Museum is now open Friday & Saturday from 10 - 4:00 PM.
      This month of NOVEMBER, the museum is having a Membership Drive.  Join now and your membership will be good through December 2015 plus you will receive the first edition of the museum newsletter, Museum Musings. Information on Membership levels and how to join can be found by choosing the Membership Tab at the top of the page.  Or, stop by the museum and visit with one of our many volunteers, such as Judy Hager (see below), who will gladly accept your membership and give you a guided tour.  
      Pictured below are volunteers working to get the first edition of Museum Musings ready for mail to the museum membership on November 1.

      In honor of the All-School Reunion weekend, the Museum posted on Facebook a montage of some of the school photos in the Museum's collection  Take a look at this video & enjoy a short trip through school days of past years!  You can find this video and many more photos and interesting facts on the Museum Facebook page.


      Did you know that you can support The Gladewater Museum by shopping at Go to, log in just like normally and choose as your charity "The Gladewater Museum Association" - .05 of every purchase you make will be donated to the museum. You must log on using It's that easy! Learn more at ABOUT AMAZON SMILE.            

      EDUCATIONAL TOURS:  Starting soon educational tours will be given to GISD students. Exhibits have been arranged for these tours so students may learn more history about their hometown. A coloring book has been created which each student will receive free of charge.

      A Parent-Child Drive-by Tour has been prepared so that the family can visit local points of interest. Upon completion of this tour, children return a form included in the packet and receive a goody bag.

      SAVE THE DATE...Upcoming Event!  Saturday, January 10, 2015, 6:00-8:00 P.M.,   "A Night at the Museum"!
      For other upcoming events scheduled in Gladewater, visit the
    • Articles About the Gladewater Museum

      Several interesting news articles have been published through the years about the East Texas Museum, Gladewater. Here are links to just a few:

      The Rare Collections - The Gladewater Museum, Living in History

      Texas Monthly - Going For the Old, How Antiquing in Gladewater Revived My Material Spirit


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      The Gladewater Museum is located at 116 W. Pacific Street (corner of Dean and Pacific Streets) in downtown Gladewater.

      10 AM - 4 PM

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      The Gladewater Museum is located in the building once known as the Ellen Bauman Community Building. It was built in 1939 during the Art Deco Period. Doc Shepperd was the Gregg County Commissioner at the time of the building’s completion. The building was used for county offices and a library downstairs. The second floor was used by various community organizations for meetings and social gatherings. The library moved to a new home in 1973. Since that time, the building has been used by various community groups.

      The unique design of the building makes it an ideal home for a museum that tells the rich history of the city and the people who built it. On Friday, November 4, 2005, The East Texas Museum at Gladewater held a ribbon cutting officially opening the museum. On Saturday, November 5 th at 10:00 a.m., the museum finally opened to the public. It is now open on Fridays & Saturdays from 10:00 until 4:00, except for the last two weeks of the year—depending on the holidays. At present, the museum is totally staffed with volunteers.

    • Calendar
      • Jan 10, 2015
        6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        This event will be held in conjunction with a membership drive. SAVE THE DATE. More details to follow.