The purpose of the Gaston Museum is to collect,
preserve and interpret for the public benefit,
education and enjoyment, materials related to all
aspects of the heritage for the ninety square mile
area that once made up the Gaston Consolidated
Independent School District. In particular, it shall
hightlight the varied economic, social, cultural,
religious, political, educational and intellectual
experinces of the people who have inhabited the region
with focus being on the changes brought about by the
discovery of oil and the growth of the Gaston Schools.
The Gaston Museum is responsible for:
- Collecting, identifying and cataloging items that are
relevant to the history and lifestyle of the people
of this area.
- Planning the museum collection and exhibits so they are
a meaningful source of information.
- Restoring and preserving items for the collection.
- Planning and formulating policy for museum
management and growth.
- Maintaining the Truman White property, the home of
his parents, The Snack Shop and Filling Station
(cira 1930's) as a part of the museum complex.
- Promoting museum programs through the media.
- Working with the Rusk County Historical Commission.
- Planning educational programs for children.
- Helping to promote tourism in Rusk County.
The Gaston Museum Board of Directors meet the 2nd Saturday of April, July, October & January.
The Board of Directors welcome Gaston Museum members and interested persons to the Gaston Museum's quarterly Board of Director meetings.
Contact the Gaston Museum office at 903-847-2205 or email the Gaston Museum office for time and place of their next meeting.
The Gaston Museum is a chartered 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization