The Grace Museum maintains a unique position among West Texas attractions. Housed in a historically significant 105 year-old building, The Grace Museum is recognized as an asset for its cultural heritage as well as its educational opportunities. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), The Grace conforms to the highest operational and professional standards. The museum is dear to the people of Abilene, and is respected throughout the state for its outstanding exhibitions and programs.
The purpose of Fort Griffin State Historic Site is to manage and preserve the historic military fort built in 1867 so that future generations can enjoy and understand this period of Texas’ history. Fort Griffin also manages and conserves the land used for grazing for the official Texas State Longhorn herd, which has been located here since 1948.
The Center currently boasts more than 70 regional artist members and rents ten studios. Four galleries, one devoted to photography, present 24-28 admission-free exhibits of regional art and international photography to more than 26,000 individuals each year.