Welcome to our online museum.
Pull up a chair and come on in to explore Southlake’s rich history.

Thanks for coming to our 2022 exhibit, “Quanah Parker: One Man, Two Worlds.” Learn more about the story by clicking the Current Exhibit square, above.

Next summer’s exhibit — stunning photographs by Bill Wittliff taken as the movie “Lonesome Dove” was being filmed — will be a blockbuster. The photographs are from the famed Wittliff Collections at Texas State in San Marcos. We hope to have some special guests, too! In the meantime, we encourage you to re-read your dogeared copy of Larry McMurtry’s “Lonesome Dove.” (If you’ve never read it, pick up a copy — you won’t put it down.) And watch the movie, too.

Crooked Lane at Southlake Boulevard in the 1960s.
Courtesy of C.M. Gordon family

The Southlake Historical Society is dedicated to archiving historical materials, gathering oral history interviews, presenting exhibits that showcase the events and lives of folks who came before us and working as the community advocacy group to preserve and protect Southlake’s history.

The society meets at 3 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. If you would like to join us, please email southlakehistory@gmail.com.

Winner, 2021 AASLH
Leadership in History Award for the “Bob and Almeady Chisum Jones: A True Story of Resilience, Courage and Success” exhibit.
Winner, 2013 Corey Award recognizing primarily volunteer-operated historical organizations that best display the qualities of vigor, scholarship and imagination in their work.
Recipient of the 2021 William E. Jary, Jr. Memorial Award given in recognition of exceptional efforts in preserving or collecting the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.
Winner, 2021 Award of Excellence in Preserving History for the “Bob and Almeady Chisum Jones: A True Story of Resilience, Courage and Success” exhibit.

Do you have history in Southlake?
We invite you to tell your story!