DISCOVER OUR RICH PAST
Take A Walk Through Time: Historical Photographs of Southlake, a city art gallery event, from 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, in the lobby of Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main Street.The Southlake Arts Council and Apex are hosting the event.
The evening will include barbecue sliders and other fare provided by Southlake's own Feedstore BBQ. Complimentary wine will be served. The event is free and open to the public.
A fiddler playing old tunes will add to the fun.
The exhibit is being, underwritten by First Financial Bank of Southlake and individual sponsors.
Priority Signs & Graphics,Southlake, is enlarging and transfering the images to gallery canvas.
The photographs will remain in Town Hall through October.
GHOSTS OF SOUTHLAKE PAST CEMETERY TOUR
7 p.m., Oct. 17
Watch here for details.
People who went on the tour last year are still talking about it!
THE HISTORY OF DRAGON FOOTBALL
Coming in November
Read about Dragon football history, the folks who made it all happen, the players, the coaches and the die-hard fans in Images of Sports: Southlake Carroll Dragon Football, written by SHS president Connie Cooley. Email us and we'll let you know as soon as the book is available.
76092 magazine's fall issue features the book. See new photos of coaches Ledbetter and Wasson and old football pictures. 76092 is online and available in Southlake stores.
The challenge of history is to recover the past and introduce it to the present. – Historian David Thelen
Whether you are an old-timer or a newcomer, living in Southlake is a much richer experience when you know its history.
Our website – filled with research into our area's past and lots of photographs – is our museum, as well as a way to keep you up-to-date on events.
Almost 60 years ago, on Sept. 25, 1956, people living here voted to turn an unincorporated area of Tarrant County into Southlake (population 200). Since then lots of folks have moved in and out, leaving their mark on the growth of the city.
There is much in Southlake to surprise you and your family, from the pioneering Lonesome Dove Baptist Church (Larry McMurtry says he got the title for his book after seeing the church van go by) to Dragon football tradition. Pull up a chair and stay a while!
Start your journey by watching the Photo Slideshow, above, and taking the Magical History Tour. Explore the History of Southlake (under Area West of Grapevine, see a map that shows where stills, beer joints and a dog track were located) and the more than 300 photos in the Photo & Video Gallery.
In Buildings & Markers, learn about the 1919 Carroll School, where both Carroll ISD and the city of Southlake were born; Southlake’s log house, built of logs cut about the time Lincoln was president; and the 10 historical markers in town, including one that commemorates the two state troopers killed at Dove Road and Texas 114 by Bonnie and Clyde and/or a member of their gang (historians disagree on who actually did the shooting).
And while you’re here – do you have a story to tell about your life, or your family’s, in Southlake? Click Tell Us Your Story and simply type in your remembrances. Also, let us know if you have photos of interest, We are always looking for photographs to add to our archives. Email us at email@example.com.
Speaking of photographs, please take a minute to read about the Sept. 10 event and mark your calendar. We'd love to see you there.
Thanks for stopping by. As the pioneers said when offering hospitality: The latchstring is always out.
Connie Cooley, president, Southlake Historical Society
P.S. I bet you know one or two of our board members. Next time you see one of them, tell them you visited our website. They'll be glad to hear it. Our board includes Lou Ann Heath, treasurer; Emily Galpin, vp membership; Tamara McMillan, vp programs; Rebecca Utley, secretary; and Anita Robeson, historian.