The Morton Museum located in downtown Gainesville Texas
Open Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm; Closed from 12 – 1pm for lunch Saturday 12 – 3 Closed Sunday and Monday
In 1884 the building in which the Morton Museum is housed was a combination city hall, fire station and jail and contains a partial 1870’s log cabin. The museum maintains a large archival and photographic collection of material for researchers to utilize. Exhibits are rotated every few months and covers topics such as the Civil War, baseball, outlaws, World War II and the county’s sesquicentennial. A staff person is available, by appointment, to aid individuals in genealogy research. Available by appointment, is a step-on guide for bus tours of the historic downtown and other historic sites in the area. Guided walking tours of the downtown and Victorian homes district may also be arranged.
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