Arts & Culture

“Families want to stay in communities that are rich and diverse with significant opportunities for personal development, including music, dance, drama, and visual arts.” – Anonymous

Coryell Museum and Historical Center

Founded in 1980, the museum and historical center outgrew its original location and is now located at 718 Main Street. Through the dedicated efforts of volunteers, donation of property and artifacts, and a strategic plan, this museum preserves antiquities, exhibits and interprets cultural materials relating to the Coryell County region and the settlement and development of this gateway for pioneering immigration to the Texas Frontier.

Home to The Mitchell Collection, said to be the largest spur collection in the world, Gatesville was designated “The Spur Capital of Texas” in 2001 by the Texas 77th Legislature. For more information visit their website at

Coryell Art LeagueCoryell Art League

Serving emerging artists and artisans, the Coryell Art League objective is the advancement and representation of cultural arts that express and explore creativity. The Art League organizes several exhibits each year and meets each month at the Chamber. For current contact information, please contact the Gatesville Chamber at 254.865.2617.

City Auditorium

This historic, unique, centrally located auditorium is in downtown Gatesville and is home to the Gatesville Country Music Hall of Fame which includes many state and regionally renowned country music artists. With their images lining the halls, they continue to remind us of the talents they have shared with our community. The auditorium interior walls are a mural depicting Texas wildlife, Texas plants, and the Texas sky. When the lights go down at the start of a performance, you will see the Texas stars shining brightly! Performances are scheduled throughout the year and more information is available by calling 254.865.8951.

Public Library

Current statistics from the Texas Library Association show that there are only 561 public libraries in Texas. Public libraries create educational opportunities for all citizens and improve the quality of life in the community.

A public library offers a wide array of education and business resources in varied formats, including both electronic and print media. Additionally, city libraries offer access to the internet and valuable technology services. From promoting literacy and education to helping people find jobs and improve their work skills, city libraries are an essential part of a community’s education and infrastructure.

Our library has a dedicated staff and volunteers, a children’s section with story time, genealogy section, computer classes for seniors, book discussion groups for all ages, and thousands of books and other resources available to you….at your city library. For more information see

The Jeffrey Arnold Foundation

The mission of The Jeffrey Arnold Foundation is to provide students an outlet for creative and personal expression through an all-encompassing program of study and performance of the musical arts. The Foundation organizes an annual Festival Concert Series that has featured professional and talented vocal, string, wind, organ, and piano artists performing throughout the year. Through funding from various sources, the Foundation provides scholarships to assist students in the continuation of their musical studies. For more information about the Foundation, click here (imbedded link to

Coryell County Genealogical Society

The Coryell County Genealogical Society was formed in March 1979 meets periodically throughout the year at the Gatesville Public Library. Visitors and new members are always welcome. For more information go to