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Preserving The Past.
Educating The Future.

Opening Fall 2025 – Abilene Heritage Square is the revitalization of an eight acre tract that includes the former Abilene High School and Lincoln Middle School buildings. This space, serving the community for a century and a half, will be renewed while preserving the historic facades.

New construction will be added to the west side of the academic building, creating a contemporary and interactive learning center for Abilene and the surrounding counties.

 

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THE SQUARE

A State-Of-The-Art Library

After a 60 year wait, Abilene will enjoy a new central public library. The space will include a podcast/recording studio, a Makerspace, meeting rooms, and an adjacent coffee shop.

The Grace at The Square: Spark Science Center

The interactive science space, led by The Grace Museum, with partners such as the UT McDonald Observatory, will provide STEAM learning experiences with permanent and traveling exhibits.

The Historic Auditorium

The heart of the campus will provide a center stage for performances, presentations, educational programs, weddings, and other opportunities to the community and beyond

Stone Owl
Institute

Provides free programming to enrich our understanding of country and community as well a high school scholarship program focused on understanding the Constitution, free market economics, and civic virtues.  

The Campus
Green

Centered around community activity and programming, this venue will serve as a place for concerts, festivals, fairs, cultural exhibitions, and family events. 

The Eagles
Nest

This historic gymnasium will serve as a special events center capable of hosting a variety of functions including proms, receptions, reunions, exhibits, conferences, and more. Outfitted with a catering kitchen, the facility will seat 400 at tables.

PRESERVING OUR HISTORY

The historic Abilene High School and Lincoln Middle School buildings will be preserved and restored through the process of creating Abilene Heritage Square. For a century, this campus has been a symbol of Abilene’s dedication to learning, and the restoration process hopes to pay tribute to the precious memories of the thousands of students who attended these schools as well as the early Abilenians who paved the way for it to exist.

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