YOU ARE INVITED. Please join us on Sunday, March 30, 2014, for "History Out Your Window" with guest speaker Commissioner Gary Fickes who helped establish the Southlake Historical Society. Commissioner Fickes will discuss the pleasure and importance in learning about the history of your community. This family-friendly program will begin at 2pm in the Southlake Library, 1400 Main Street. All ages are welcome and refreshments will be served. Please call or email Tamara McMillan for a reservation at 817-807-6827.
MARCH IS WOMEN IN HISTORY MONTH. Read about Pearl Foster O'Donnell, the "Woman Who Saved History" with her self-published book,Trek to Texas 1770-1870 and other women who helped shape our local history. Click on the tab "History of Southlake" at the top of this page and then click on "Missouri Colonists."
LIKE OUR NEW WEBSITE? The American Association for State and Local History has given it prestigious the Albert B. Corey Award which recognizes
volunteer historical organizations that best display the qualities of vigor, scholarship and imagination.
Pull up a chair and come on in! Whether you are an old-timer or a newcomer, living in Southlake is a much richer experience when you know its history. From the pioneering Lonesome Dove Baptist Church (where do you think Larry McMurtry got the name?) to the mid-20th-century roots of our city to Dragon football tradition, there is much in Southlake for you and your family to learn about and be proud of.
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 or a member of their gang.
And while you’re at it – 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, and we can arrange to scan them.
Email us at email@example.com.
We’re glad you stopped by. As the pioneers said when offering hospitality: The latchstring is always out.
Connie Cooley, President, Southake Historical Society
P.S. If you are a Dragon football fan (and who isn't), you know the slogan Protect the Tradition. Once you get to know Southlake's history and how it gives our city a deeply felt "sense of place," we hope you'll also cheer for our slogan, Preserve the Tradition.