The challenge of history is to recover the past and introduce it to the present.
– Historian David Thelen
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.
Start your journey by watching the Photo Slideshow, above, and taking the Magical History Tour. Explore 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 the two 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. If you'd like to contact us, click About Us at the top of this page and drop us a quick email. We'd love to hear from you!.
2015-2016 SHS board
Connie Cooley, president
Rebecca Utley, secretary
Lou Ann Heath, treasurer
Emily Galpin, vp membership
Tamara McMillan, vp programs
Anita Robeson, historian
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GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT FOR DRAGON FANS.
Get an up-close, year-by-year look at Dragon football, the folks who made it all happen, the players, the coaches and the die-hard fans in Images of Sports: Southlake Carroll Dragon Football by SHS president Connie Cooley.
Join us from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the lobby of Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main St., for a behind-the-scenes look at the book with the author. Refreshments will be served. Thank you, Southlake Library, for sponsoring this event, which is free and open to all Dragon fans.
Bring your out-of-town guests and family to Southlake's beautiful Bicentennial Park, take a stroll and visit the 1850s-era log house. Read on the colorful signs that surround the house how it was built, who might have lived there, what pioneer life was really like and much more. See an Indian lookout, just steps away.
Kids, keep an eye out for Bonnet, the playful blue dog.
Don't forget your camera! The house built of logs that were cut and hewn when the West was wild is a great place to take some Texas-themed holiday pictures of your family.