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.
2015-2016 SHS board
Connie Cooley, president
Rebecca Utley, secretary
Lou Ann Heath, treasurer
Emily Galpin, vp membership
Tamara McMillan, vp programs
Bruce McGaha, vp marketing
Anita Robeson, historian
A WEEKEND OF SOUTHLAKE HISTORY
November 5-6, 2016
Ghosts of Southlake Past
6:30 p.m., Saturday, November 5
at White's Chapel Cemetery, 185 S. White Chapel Blvd.
The Southlake Historical Society invites you to join its members for Ghosts of Southlake Past, a tour of White's Chapel Cemetery brought to life by the stories of early area pioneers, famous and infamous. Residents and city leaders (including Mayor Laura Hill) dressed in period clothes will tell the stories of a Civil War veteran, an early teacher, family members who settled the White's Chapel community in the 1870s, and others.
Tickets are required.
Adults $12, senior citizens $8, children and students age 3-17 $8. Children under 3 and SHS Lifetime members get in free.
New this year! With your ticket purchase you will receive a one-year membership to the SHS free!
2nd ANNUAL WILDFLOWER BUFFALO STOMP
2 p.m., Sunday, November 6
at the Southlake Log House, located north of FM1709 at the White Chapel Blvd. entrance to Bicentennial Park
Help us stomp in native wildflower and grass seed at the Blossom Prairie Meadows, a designated wildflower area surrounding the Southlake Log House. Blossom Prairie once served as a campground for families heading west by wagon train in the 1800s.
Your entire family will enjoy this great community event. We will shake seeds over the ground followed by crafts and refreshments.
Included in the wildflower mix will be poppies to commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the United States involvement in World War I. This is a great opportunity to learn more -- and to help your children learn more -- about our country's history.
Wear your stomping shoes and dress for the weather. Scouts and other groups are welcome. Tell your neighbors and bring your friends!
If you are going to join us, please register here.
Special thanks to our partner in this program, Nature Reach.
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.