Museums at TBI
Sweetgum Grove Baptist History Museum
The Sweetgum Grove Baptist History Museum is located on the campus of Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary, at 108 Garden Lane. It is a replica of an early Twentieth Century church house and contains a panorama of Baptist Church History, appropriate church furniture for the times, and displays many artifacts of early churches and preachers. It has a regular display of portrait and biographies of older ministers who made an impact on Baptist churches in Texas.
The Museum is sponsored and maintained by the Missionary Baptist Association of Texas History and Archives Committee. Tours are free to the public and are by appointment only. Call committee member, Don Britton, 903-714-8162 to make your appointment.
Antiquity Encounter Museum
The artifacts contained in the Antiquity Encounter Museum at TBI represent many civilizations. The museum has been called a “world class museum” and includes items from Dr. John Melancon’s archeology work, items purchased for the museum and an occasional donation of Biblical items. Some of the items are extremely rare and are not seen outside of major museums.
Now that the museum is located at TBI, it will be used as a resource for educational opportunities, as well as, serving to educate the public in matters of the Bible and faith.
The Antiquity Encounter Museum at TBI is open for tours by appointment. Contact Dr. Melancon at [email protected] You may also contact Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary to schedule an appointment at 903-657-6543.