Street Address
700 Hobbs Highway
Seminole, TX 79360
Mailing Address
700 Hobbs Highway
Seminole, TX 79360
phone: 432-758-4016
fax: 432-758-6638
Hours
Year-round hours
Adult and family tours are offered by appointment throughout the year and conducted in English, German, or Spanish.
Monday - Friday8 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 5 PM
School-age children during the months of April through October
Tours are organized for all levels of school-age children during the months of April through October.
Admissions
No Fee
Staff
Roy Lynn Barnes, Director
Gene Bering, Assistant to Director
phone: 432-758-4016

Description

The Gaines County Museum Seminole Museum is a history museum that is striving to capture the history of Gaines County, Texas, by telling and showing the story of the five distinct cultures that have impacted the development and history of Gaines County since the arrival of its first indigenous visitors.

History

The Seminole Museum was organized in 1976 and opened its doors to the public July 4, 1976.

Artifacts Collections

The museum houses an excellent pre-Aztec civilizations collection; an outstanding collections of typewriter and business machines, kachina dolls, barbed wire, and vintage photographic equipment, as well as a display of a Norden Bombsight, one of World War II's most highly guarded secrets.

Educational Programs

Between April and September, the Gaines COunty Museum provides museum tours for grades one through eight for public and private schools and home-schooled children. Tours are also arranged for out-of-town groups by reservation. The purpose is to tell the story of the history of Gaines County people. Staff and docents of our Friends of the Gaines County Museum Seminole Division, Inc. conduct the tours. Upon conclusion of the tours, local companies provide refreshments for the children and adults.

    Library

    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

    Appointment required: No

    Publications

    Museum Director submits a quarterly report to the Gaines County Judge and Commissioners COurt.

    • Adult pictorial guide and brochure
    • Children's pictorial guide and brochure

    ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible