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Permanent Exhibitions

Regional and Cleburne history is presented in three galleries.


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 on 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 Exhibitions

The museum offers several temporary exhibits each year, generally lasting between 1-3 months and featuring objects loaned by other institutions or private collectors, as well as objects from the museum’s permanent collection.