Thanks for visiting our website, our "museum" filled with stories about Southlake's past and lots of photos.
Whether you are an old-timer or a newcomer, living in Southlake is a much richer experience when you know its history.
Click on our Magical History Tour, 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 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 state troopers killed at Dove Road and Texas 114 by Bonnie and Clyde and/or a member of their gang.
Take a look around. Thanks for stopping by!
Connie Cooley, president, Southlake Historical Society
P.S. You can contact us at boardmember @southlakehistory.org.
2017 SHS board
Connie Cooley, president
Claire Johnson, secretary
Terri McAndrew, treasurer
Emily Galpin, vp membership
Tamara McMillan, vp programs
Bruce McGaha, vp marketing
Anita Robeson, historian
Rebecca Utley, director of development
OUR NEWEST EXHIBIT IN SOUTHLAKE TOWN HALL LOBBY
SHARED STORIES: DENTON COUNTY, SOUTHLAKE AND THE WILD WEST, 1840-1878
Now through Aug. 28
1400 Main St.
Discover the history of our area through the lives of real people: an itinerant preacher -- a lawman -- an Indian chief -- a woman of the frontier (pictured) -- land-tamers -- women who built a church and held religion dear -- a bank robber -- and a cattle baron.
Their stories and photographs will be on display in the lobby alongside artifacts from Texas Rangers, cowhands and area pioneers.
Then visit the Southlake Library downstairs for more cowboy and vaquero gear.
EXHIBIT HOURS: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday. Closed on Sunday. Free.
The SHS wishes to thank the Southlake Arts Council and Apex Arts League for their continued support.
PICTURED: Sarah Medlin Wade was a child when she made the trip to Texas in 1844 in a wagon. Sarah's family was one of more than a dozen related families that came here from Missouri. The Missouri Colonists were some of the first white settlers to settle in what's now Southlake, Grapevine, Roanoke and Lewisville.
HOW WORLD WAR I CHANGED FORT WORTH and the world
Don't miss "From Cowboy to Doughboy: North Texas Mobilizes for the Great War," a free exhibit running until Oct. 19 at the Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W. Third St., downtown. Visit the exhibit anytime the library is open.
Discover how the Great War impacted Fort Worth and Tarrant County, helping to make Fort Worth a top Texas city.
The exhibit tells interesting stories about doughboys and aviators, Chocktaw code-talkers, African Americans, Mexican Americans and German Americans.
Learn how an Army training camp was built in a few months and how the Fort Worth Stockyards became the largest livestock market in the world.
The exhibit includes artifacts and a life-size painting of a WWI "Jenny" airplane.
WWI movies and lectures will be held throughout the exhibit. Learn more at North Texas WWI Centennial on Facebook or at www.northtexasworldwar1centennial.org
PICTURED: Doughboy Clint Torian, 1918, standing next to the Torian cabin, which originally was near the corner of Dove and Lonesome Dove roads in now-Southlake. In 1976, the cabin was moved to Main Street in Grapevine.
IF YOU'RE A DRAGON FAN, YOU GOTTA GET THIS BOOK
CLICK HERE to order a Dragon football book.
Which Dragon football coach played for the Chicago Cardinals, Dallas Texans and Oakland Raiders?
Who said, "Hey Riley, I've never seen anyone throw up and then throw a touchdown pass." (Hint: He lived in a white house.)
Where can you see pictures of Dragon players since 1960 and recaps of games from the 1980s to now?
Find the answers in IMAGES OF SPORTS: SOUTHLAKE CARROLL DRAGON FOOTBALL by SHS president Connie Cooley.
Click above or drop by the Southlake Library or CISD Administration Building to purchase your copy.