Saturday, April 13, 2024

Grace Museum

The museum is housed in the 1909 Hotel Grace which was built for rail travelers. The ballroom has been restored and a few exhibits feature the hotel history. The changing exhibits focus on the history of Abilene and Texas art and artists. The history theme when we visited was 1920s Abilene; the art was Texas landscapes. There's also a wonderful Art Space with lots of hands-on activities for kids. 

Although not part of the museum, don't miss the Storybook Sculptures in Everman Park on the opposite side of the street. The sculptures in the park are mostly Doc Seuss characters. More sculptures located near the museum - Map. Another group of sculptures are on the grassy berm between 1st Street and the railroad tracks. These are hard to see because there isn't a sidewalk on that side of the street - Map 

The museum is accessible. Everman Park is accessible. Most of the curb cuts are in good condition.

The parking lot on the west side of the museum is large enough for vans and short RVs. Longer RVs can be parked in the free public lot two blocks west.  Museum 32.44972, -99.73492

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