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Permanent Exhibitions

The museum’s study of regional and Cleburne history presented in three galleries, with an emphasis on home life. Shelter, food-ways, clothing, art and craft, transportation, and leisure are topics discussed in exhibits using artifacts, graphics, and text.


The First Peoples Gallery

The First Peoples Gallery displays 300 Years of Native American life in our region. Many of the objects in this gallery are part of the original W.J. Layland collection.

The Settler’s Gallery

The Settler’s Gallery interprets the 1840-1900 frontier period in Texas.  Visitors will learn about the process of setting up a homestead and life of a frontier farm.

The 20th Century Gallery

The 20th Century Gallery gives a look into the transition into urban life in Cleburne.  It delves into many aspects of life in the 1900s including home furnishings, transportation and the effect of global events on local residents.


Temporary Exhibition:

May 28 – August 10, 2019: Hands On History. See highlights from the collection alongside related, family-friendly activity stations including a take-home craft and an activity booklet that leads children on a tour of historic downtown Cleburne.

The museum offers several featured exhibits each year.  These temporary exhibits last between 1-3 months and highlight an aspect of life in this region. Short-term loans from other institutions or private collectors and objects from the museum’s permanent collection make up these exhibits.