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Telling “The Shelby County Story”

Located in the center of Shelby County, deep in the rolling hills of East Texas’ pineywoods, the Shelby County Museum and Shelby County Historical Society are celebrating over 36 years of preserving the past.

The Museum is located in the historic 1910 Weaver-Gates House, which was built by E.H. Barren. You’ll find yourself taking an educational journey through American Indian life, early Spanish and European explorations and the episodes thereafter that forever shaped the landscape of Texas and Shelby County.

Visitors will stroll through the museum’s interpretation of Shelby County’s past. You’ll find photographs, letters, furniture, quilts and textiles, Civil War, WWI and WWII memorabilia along with a complete Genealogy Research Library and staff to assist.

Visit the museum online at

230 Pecan Street, Center, Texas
(one block off historic downtown square on the corner of Pecan and Thomas Streets)
Museum Hours 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
Special tours or research by appointment
Closed on major holidays
For further information, call (936) 598-3613