Phone: 325.572.3365
Tues-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5        
Better wear your boots!

The Texas You Expect

Mission Statement

The mission of the Taylor County History Center shall be to collect, preserve, and exhibit artifacts, structures, and landscapes of historical, cultural, and environmental nature of the last fifty years (1875-1925) of the West Texas Frontier. The artifact and archive collections shall be used for educational, scholarly, and genealogical research to provoke continued learning in our visitors.

Become a Member Today! 

By joining the Taylor County History Center, you’ll receive many benefits, including free admission to other institutions, like the Abilene Zoo! 

Inside Chapel

Rustic Weddings

The Buffalo Gap Chapel, known locally as “The Sweet Church,” has been the perfect back drop for hundreds of weddings since 1902.  With modern amenities like air conditioning and heat, but original elements such as the historic floors and pews, your special day will have the unique setting you’re looking for.

Cottonwood Schoolhouse Program

School Field Trips

The Taylor County History Center has eight different hands-on programming for your class to experience! Learn everything from history to math on the frontier!

Interns (15 of 17)

Exhibits and Artifacts

Every year, we have a team of interns working to build new exhibits.  Check back often to see what’s new and to see the progress we’ve made in preserving our historic buildings.

Upcoming Events

There’s always something going on at the History Center, from weekend programs to special events to fundraisers!

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-map” color=”#1e73be” size=”1.5em”] Christmas at the Village! Come join us Saturday, Decemeber 16 from 5-8 and enjoy a quiet night of shopping, touring the Village, pictures with Cowboy Santa, Crafts, and much more! Admission is $5 per person, children under 4 years of age are free.Come out and see us!

November 11th, 2017  “Buffalo Gap in World War II” by Dave Perry, mayor of Buffalo Gap, Texas.

11 am to 12 pm. Free admission.

Military Appreciation Day  November 19th 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. WWI Documentary Film at 2 pm.

Every 3rd Sunday all Military and their family receive FREE admission. Must present Military ID. Thank you for your service! See y’all Sunday!

Sunday Hours: 12-5.  Last admission is taken at 4:15.

“I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that…For all its enormous range of space, climate, and physical appearance, and for all the internal squabbles, contentions, and strivings, Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America. Rich, poor, Panhandle, Gulf, city, country, Texas is the obsession, the proper study, and the passionate possession of all Texans.”  ~ John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley

Get Involved!

We’d love to have you volunteer!

Help with Special Events!
Greet Visitors!
Teach School Tours!
Maintain the Grounds and Landscape!
Assist in the Office!
VOLUNTEER

This Day in Texas History

  • 1918 On this day in 1918, J. Marvin Leonard, "Mr. Marvin," opened his first store in Fort Worth. Leonard was born in 1895 near Linden, Texas. During World War I he moved to Dallas, where he worked in a store that specialized in salvaged merchandise. For more information go to https://texasdaybyday.com/#feedCarousel

Contact Us

Taylor County History Center
133 N. William Street
Buffalo Gap, Texas 79508

Museum: 325-572-3365
Offices: 325-572-3974