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
SHE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY
SHARED STORIES: DENTON COUNTY, SOUTHLAKE AND THE WILD WEST, 1840-1878
July 7-Aug. 28
Southlake Town Hall lobby
1400 Main Street
Discover the history of our area through the lives of some of the most intrepid cattle barons, vigilantes, lawmen, pioneer women, outlaws and Kiowas in these parts.
Their stories and photographs will be on display alongside artifacts from Texas Rangers, cowhands and area pioneers.
Monday-Friday 8 am-8 pm Saturday 10 am-6pm
PICTURED: Sarah Medlin Wade was a child when she made the trip to Texas in 1844 in a wagon. Her mother had died a few years earlier giving birth, so Sarah and her three brothers were cared for on the journey by a slave. Sarah's family was one of more than a dozen related families that came here from Missouri. The Missouri Colonists were the first white settlers to settle what's now Southlake, Grapevine, Roanoke and Lewisville.
JOIN US! EXHIBIT RECEPTION
5-6:30 p.m., Sunday, July 16, Town Hall lobby
Learn more about the images in the Shared Stories exhibit. Meet the staff from the Denton County Office of History and Culture, on hand to speak about the early history of the county. Refreshments will be served. Free. Everyone is welcome.
Questions? Call Connie Cooley at 817-223-9606
The SHS wishes to thank the Southlake Arts Council and Apex Arts League for their continued support.
How World War I changed FW
Don't miss "From Cowboy to Doughboy: North Texas Mobilizes for the Great War," a free exhibit running July 9-Oct. 20 at the Fort Worth Central Library, 500 Third St. downtown.
Discover how the Great War impacted Fort Worth and Tarrant County, helping to make Fort Worth a top Texas city.
The exhibit will tell 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 will include artifacts, a 3D computer overlay of Camp Bowie and today's Arlington Heights, 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, it 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.