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Currently on View
Exhibition - Bell County & World War I.  2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I.  Come to learn how Bell County citizens served overseas and on the home-front during the Great War.  This exhibit is on view until October 28, 2017.

Saturday, October 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2017
Archaeological Dig Pits.  Join us as the archaeological dig pits will be open every Saturday in the month of October.  Youngsters will have the opportunity to conduct mock excavations, learn about basic archaeology techniques, and discover reproduction artifacts.
 

Friday, November 10, 2017
Veteran's Day.  The Museum will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day.  The museum will re-open at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

 

Currently on View
Exhibition - Quilts of Valor.  The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a national organization whose mission is "to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor."  The exhibit features beautiful and patriotic quilts made by the members of the local QOVF chapter.  The quilts will be presented to local veterans and service members during a special Veterans Day ceremony on November 11.  This exhibit is on view until November 11, 2017.

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8:30 am
Gault Site Tour.  Join us for a tour of the Gault Site, located in southwestern Bell County.  The Gault Site is recognized as one of the most important archeological sites in America.  The 2.5 hour tour covers about one mile of gentle terrain.  Space is limited to 30 persons.  Participants will meet at the museum and will leave at 8:30 a.m. in our own vehicles.  Maps will be provided and a staff member will also guide drivers to the site.  The site is 30 minutes from Belton, between Salado and Florence.  Fee is $10 per person, payable to the Gault School. Pre-registration is required, please call 254.933.5243.

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 2:00 pm
Quilts of Valor Presentation.  The many beautiful quilts from the exhibit will be presented to local veterans and active duty service members.

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Discovery Day - Native American Dream-catchers.  Join us for Discovery Day with Charley Chisholm!  Kids and families are invited to the museum to make Native American dreamcatchers and play a traditional stick dice game.  The event is completely free.

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Discovery Day - Archaeology.  Join us for Discovery Day with Charley Chisholm!  Kids and families are invited to the museum for a day of archaeological discoveries!  The archaeological dig pits will be open and there will be a variety of activities and crafts for kids and families to learn about archaeology.  The event is completely free.

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1st Annual Carnegie Mystery.  Adults 18 years and older are invited to visit the museum to solve a crime mystery.  Clues will be hidden throughout our Passport Through Time Exhibit that will aid in the mission to catch the criminal!  Tickets are $10 per person and there are two different show times: 7 pm and 8 pm.  Pre-registration is required.  Click here for the registration form.

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Hope Through Art.  Join us as we host an event with #BeltonRocks to create a rock pathway at the museum to raise awareness for Hurricane Harvey relief!  Families are invited to bring a painted rock in to add to the display or to paint a rock at the museum.   The rocks will be displayed until October 21st along with some amateur artists' rocks.   The amateur rocks will be raffled off to those families who created a rock to the path. The event is completely free.

Saturday, October 26, 2017, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Night at the Museum.  Join us at the museum for a night of Halloween fun as the many people of Bell County history come to life at the museum for one special night!  Meet important and interesting characters from  history.  Games, crafts, and a costume contest.  The event is completely free. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Discovery Day.  Join us for Discovery Day with Charley Chisholm!  Kids and families are invited to the museum to learn about life on the home front during WWII and about the Dance Theatre of Harlem.  The event is completely free.

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Journey into the Past: A Native American Celebration.  Families are invited to visit the museum to learn about Native American culture.  Explore a tepee, grind food using a mano & metate, play fun games, and make cool crafts!  The event is completely free.
 

 

Thursday - Friday, November 23-24, 2017
Thanksgiving Holidays.  The Museum will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.  The museum will re-open at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 25, 2017.

 

 

 

 

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