June 3-15 -- 2019 is the 75th anniversary of World War II's HISTORIC D-DAY. Our EXHIBIT in the Southlake Library honors Charles H. Young, a pilot who delivered parachute troops in the dark to drop zones behind the lines. His tools were his piloting skills, common sense and luck.
In 1939, he had become a pilot for American Airlines, a job he resumed after the war. In 1953, he and his wife, Virginia, purchased 100 acres in now-Southlake as a place to raise their family. Today, that land is part of the Monticello subdivision in Southlake.
He also edited "History of the Grapevine Area," an invaluable resource book for anyone interested in the early days of Grapevine and Southlake. Copies are available in the Southlake Library's local history section, as well as in the Grapevine Library.
Do you have a relative or friend who participated in D-Day? Please honor him or her by writing in a special book we'll have at the library.
On display will also be medals, hats and other WWII items loaned by Paul Porter, Southlake and D-Day memorabilia from the father of Tamara McMillan of the Southlake Historical Society.
The exhibit is free. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
July 12-Sept. 6 -- Celebrate the centennial of "THE 1919 CARROLL SCHOOL: WHERE IT ALL BEGAN: The birthplace of Carroll ISD and the City of Southlake" by visiting our EXHIBIT. The 1919 Carroll School, which still stands on Carroll Avenue just north of Texas 114, is the birthplace of our award-winning schools AND the city of Southlake. In the lobby of Town Hall and the Southlake Library. Free. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
5-6:30 p.m., July 28 -- Join us for the OPENING RECEPTION of our exhibit "The 1919 Carroll School: Where It All Began: The birthplace of Carroll ISD and the City of Southlake." In the lobby of Town Hall and the Southlake Library. Refreshments. Free.
October -- Dragon HOMECOMING PARADE. Watch for a vintage car and graduates of the first Carroll High School. Free.
Nov. 2 -- Our yearly CEMETERY TOUR travels to the old Medlin Cemetery in Trophy Club, where early pioneers and Bob and Almeady Jones are buried. Times TBA. Ticket required.
Dec. 1 -- LEARN HOW TO FEED THE BIRDS and VISIT THE LOG HOUSE, located under the water tower in Bicentennial Park, off of White Chapel Boulevard. Time TBA. Free.