Denton County offices will be closed on Monday, February 15th in observance of President's Day
 
 

Office of History and Culture

Museum and Historical Park

Free Admission

Courthouse-on-the Square Museum

Opened in 1979, the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum is located in the historic 1896 Courthouse in downtown Denton. The museum features rotating exhibits depicting Denton County history. Visitors may walk the halls to discover the history of the settlement of Denton County, learn about their ancestors in the museum’s Research Room, and step into the historical courtroom on the second floor.

Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square
110 West Hickory Street
Denton, TX 76201

Hours

Monday - Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Closed: Saturdays on Holiday Weekends
Closed: Sundays
Handicapped Accessible

Contact

Kelsey Jistel
(940)349-2850

Bayless-Selby House

Originally purchased in 1884 on Myrtle Street by Samuel Bayless, the Bayless-Selby House was updated in 1898 to a two-story Queen Anne-style home. A year after Samuel’s death in 1919, his wife Mary sold the house to R. L. Selby Sr. The Selby family retained ownership until 1970. The house was donated to the county in 1998 and opened in 2001 to tell the story of Victorian-life in Denton.

Denton County Historical Park
317 West Mulberry Street
Denton, TX 76201

Hours

April - October:
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

November - March:
Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Closed: Saturdays on Holiday Weekends
Closed: Sundays and Mondays
Handicapped Accessible

Contact

Kelsey Jistel
(940)349-2850


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Quakertown House

The Quakertown House was built in 1904 in the African-American community of Quakertown in Denton. It was purchased by C. Ross Hembry in 1919 and relocated in 1922 to the east side of Denton on East Hickory Street. The house was donated to the Denton County Historical Commission in 2004, and was dedicated as a museum devoted to Denton County African-American history in 2008.

Denton County Historical Park
317 West Mulberry Street
Denton, TX 76201

Hours

April - October:
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

November - March:
Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Closed: Saturdays on Holiday Weekends
Closed: Sundays and Mondays
Handicapped Accessible

Contact

Kelsey Jistel
(940)349-2850

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  • To volunteer as a docent at the museum or Historical Park
    Contact Gretel L'Heureux, Tourism Director
    (940) 349-2850 or email Gretel L'Heureux.
  • To donate artifacts, photographs, or other materials related to the Denton County History
    Contact Kim McCoig Cupit, Curator of Collections
    (940) 349-2850 or email Kim Cupit.
  • To make a financial donation
    Contact the Office of History and Culture
    (940) 349-2850