McWhiney History Education Group

We are the McWhiney History Education Group and home to Buffalo Gap Historic Village. At MHEG we sponsor cultural activities exploring Southern United States history in general and the history of Texas in particular. We invite you to Take Our Online Tour, see a listing of our Latest Events, stop by Our Store, or Book Your Stay in one of our historic homes.

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BGHV Mission & Goals

The mission of the Buffalo Gap Historic Village is to collect, preserve, and exhibit the natural history and material culture of the West Texas region from 1875-1925; and to serve as a research facility for local, regional, and national scholars as well as genealogists.

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Our History and Origins

One of the key factors behind the emergence of Buffalo Gap as a heritage tourism destination was the creative vision of Ernest Walter (Ernie) Wilson. A successful local attorney, Wilson’s passion was the study of history. A serious collector of frontier artifacts…

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Why Visit Buffalo Gap Historic Village

Buffalo Gap remains at the heart of Taylor County. The town has weathered many challenges and hasn’t seen a significant population shift for more than a hundred years. Even so, it remains a reminder of the turbulent days when Texas “grew up with the country.”

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 Need help finding your way to Buffalo Gap Historic Village? Here’s a map!


 The Buffalo Gap Historic Village appreciates our corporate sponsors!

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Thank you BGHV upper tier members!

Settler Members

Julie and Buddy Napier

Rhonda and Lee Moore

Jeff Luther

Melinda and Thomas Stewardson

Kathy and Randy Daniell


Jimmy and Joana Pickens

Sheldon and Lynetta Greene

Pat and John Buckley

Dr. Paul and Gail Thames


Trail Blazer Members

Kevin Roberts

 Carol Windham

Jeanne Standard

Paul and Gail Thames

Dian Graves Stai

Ronnie and Rebecca Nail

Josh and Jeannette Black

Founder Members


Maxine and Gerry Cockerell

McWhiney History Education Group

133 N. William St.
P.O. Box 818 Buffalo Gap, TX 79508
Phone: (325) 572-3365

Admin Offices

410 Appleton St.
P.O. Box 818 Buffalo Gap, TX 79508
Phone: (325) 572-3974
Fax: (325) 572-3991

Upcoming Events

  1. Chautauqua: Atlas Missile Silos

    December 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Military Sunday

    December 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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