CLASSIC AND CADDO TOGETHER
The beautiful Classical Revival architecture of the historic Everett Building, a 1910 construction with pink granite columns, limestone trim, inlaid tile floors, and a pressed tin ceiling adorned with cherubs, is considered by the Gregg County Historical Museum to be its most cherished asset. Abandoned mid-century and left to ruin, the Everett found rescue in 1979 thanks to the generosity of Longview resident Ann Lacy Crain who purchased the building and donated it to the Gregg County Historical Foundation. Today, restored and updated with modern conveniences like air conditioning, the Everett Building is listed in both the National Register of Historic Places and as a Texas Historic Landmark. The museum opened in 1984 and archives an extensive collection of Caddo artifacts, over 3,000 in fact, representative of the findings of Longview native and archeologist Buddy Calvin Jones. This important collection includes 450 ceramic bowls, jars, and other vessels made and decorated by the Caddo population that once occupied East Texas. The collection, preserved and catalogued in proper climate controlled conditions, represents an important connection to the region's pre-history, now housed inside an important edifice to an East Texas past.
Gregg County Historical Museum
Members: Free, Adults (Non-Members): $5, Seniors (60+): $2, School-aged children (18 and younger): $1
Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 10 p.m.-2 p.m.