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The Grace Museum

The Grace Museum
102 Cypress Street
325-673-4587

Mission:

The Grace Museum builds connections through new experiences in art, science and history within the evolving Texas story through exhibitions, programs and collections.

History:

The Grace Museum maintains a unique position among West Texas attractions. Housed in a historically significant 105 year-old building, The Grace Museum is recognized as an asset for its cultural heritage as well as its educational opportunities. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), The Grace conforms to the highest operational and professional standards. The museum is dear to the people of Abilene, and is respected throughout the state for its outstanding exhibitions and programs.

The historic building that currently houses The Grace Museum was built in 1909 as the Grace Hotel, a large full service hotel and the finest located on the railroad line between Fort Worth and El Paso. The hotel was renamed The Drake in 1946 and flourished until the 1960s as downtown Abilene declined, and as passenger train travel greatly diminished. The hotel closed permanently in 1973. By the 1980s the building was in ruin and inhabited by rats, vagrants, and cats. In the 1980s a group of visionaries sought to restore downtown Abilene beginning with the historic Paramount Theater.



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Upcoming Events at The Grace Museum

Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Friday, Jun 28, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Friday, Jul 5, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Friday, Jul 26, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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Exhibition - William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Abilene, TX
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