The Museum opened its doors in 2010 after fifteen years of planning and fundraising. Funded primarily by local donations, the Museum was built on land donated by the heirs of Joe Benton, an early pillar of the community. The Museum houses hundreds of Native American artifacts and European trade goods from the vast collection of Texana of the Joe Benton family. Mr Benton amassed the largest regional collection of Indian artifacts in the U.S., and only a fraction of that collection can be on display at any given time. In addition to temporary exhibits which are continually rotated throughout the year, the Museum focuses on five separate topics which are instrumental to the history of this area:
Mission Statement: The North Texas Society of History and Culture believes that the legacy of the past enhances and enriches the lives of current and future generations. We strive to preserve and interpret our history through exhibits, programs, and archives that will evoke an appreciation of our shared heritage, inspire a vision for our future, and protect the memories of our past.