When you enter the portals of Gilmer's neoclassical style federal building you will take a walk through over 150 years of time. Join us to explore and learn our history from the ancient mounds constructed by Caddo Indians to the fringes of outer space touched by graduates of Upshur County schools.
This red brick concrete building houses served the people of Upshur County as a post office from February, 1926 until October, 1992. With funds acquired from private citizens, the City of Gilmer, and the County of Upshur, the building was purchased from the federal government and opened the first exhibits October 1, 1993.
175th Anniversary Celebration (Videos)
Congressman Nathaniel Moran was the keynote speaker during the 175th Anniversary Celebration of Gilmer. (video here) Many Gilmer locals attended the event and some even dressed in an era appropriate costumes. Moran highlighted the event by encouraging everyone to not divorce from history but rather embrace it.
The event also featured the tour of some of the historic buildings around the square.
There were eight early settlers of Gilmer such as J.M. Marshall, Oran Roberts, Meshack Roberts, Emma Sansom, Sam Houston, Jesse Glasco, John L. Camp & Morgan Looney, that was portrayed by some of our local talents.