pioneer museum

A Texas Historic Landmark, inducted 1979.

Permian Basin Museum Institute Member, inducted 1986.

Our main attractions

  • History

    • Remembering the Lives of
    • Families from Nolan County
    • and the City of Sweetwater
  • artwork

    • Historic Artwork from
    • Nolan County Artists
    • Past and Present
  • collections

    • Local Artifacts,
    • Antiques and Treasures
    • from Years Past

the painted history of nolan county

new attractions and comments

latest additions

  • Oct 15 2013

    gun collection photo

    R.D. "Bob" Alderson donated this photograph of Claud Wilson and his daughter, Mary Jane Wilson, originally owned by Mr. & Mrs. Claud Wilson

  • Sept 27 2013

    High School annual

    James Wells Young III donated the Sweetwater High School "Yucca Gloriosa" Annual originally belonging to his maternal Grandmother, Faye Dulaney Flack

  • Jun 01 2013

    victor adding machine

    On behalf of Highland Heights United Methodist Church, Rusty Allen donated the adding machine used in the 1940's - 1950's by Tommy Parsons at his filling station [at the corner of Broadway and Hailey Streets]

Happy Visitors

I love to see happy children tour the museum! It was fun to see my daughters connect to their own past.

Mitch Moore

I'll never forget my days living in Sweetwater. We used to gather for weekends at my folks' cabin at Lake Sweetwater. The happiest days of my life!

Lonnie Heffernan

Thank you so much for keeping these treasures to remind us of our past.

Susan Bewley

Our tour was an enchanting walk through the history of our county.

Joe Rivera