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Gaston Museum

Memories Of A Bygone Era

The largest Oil Boom brought the largest Rural School in the world in the 1930's.  The old school is just a piece of the legacy that was left from the East Texas Oil Boom. Our virtual museum honors the Life before and After the Oil, the Cyril/Joinerville community and all that the Gaston School afforded those who passed through its hallowed halls.

*Pictured: Crawford Drug, Joinerville, Texas

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Reunion 2023 was a great success! 

Special thanks to everyone who attended and to all our volunteers.

We will be updating the news on the upcoming Reunion 2024 as soon as we have the details. Join us  at the Raider Cafe in New London to celebrate those graduating in 34,44,54, and 64

Gaston Museum Closed

We are saddened to announce that our doors are closed at the  Hiway 64 location and will not reopen. We will however, be creating a virtual tour and a YouTube channel for all of the amazing stories, articles and history that surrounds the great Gaston School and the Joinerville community. 

Our artifacts and memorabilia have been divided between the Depot Museum in Henderson(Rusk County), the East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore,(all school memoribilia) and the Broadcast Museum in Kilgore. Our Veterans room will be donated to various local Vetrans organizations to share publicly the heroes of our honored Gaston soldiers.  

We are truly heartbroken that the time has come, but we are sincerely grateful to all of those before us and that have dedicated their lives to carrying on the legacy.  Gaston Red Devils will live on and remain in our hearts forever.   To contact a  Board Member please call 903-722-9016 and leave a message. We will try and get back to you asap.  In an emergency, call Rosemary Whitten at 903-238-6849 or Dwight Huntsman at  903-646-1695. 

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Contact Us

Gaston Museum, P O Box 301, Henderson Texas 75653

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