Denton County offices will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day

Office of History and Culture


2015 Events


American Indians

Ken King


US History Based on Succession of the Presidency

Tom Tweedale


Denton County During the Civil War& Texas Reconstruction

Shaun Treat, PhD


Chisholm Trail

Lloyd Webb & Alan Schiegg


A Brief Discussion of Denton Geology with Emphasis on Industrial Minerals

Richard Murphy

October 24

Park After Dark - Ghost Stories & Victorian Folklore

2014 Events

 Bonnie and Clyde    

Robin Cole Jett

Historian Robin Cole Jett will discuss the exploits of Bonnie and Clyde including what they did and where they hid in Denton County. In five road tours, laid out to coincide with their short lives, heinous crimes and gruesome deaths, Robin Cole Jett offers an engaging look inside the Barrow Gang and the places they frequented.
Denton A-Z: The Lost or Forgotten Communities of Denton County  DJ Taylor

From Abney's Farm, Buttermilk Flats, Possum Trot, Rabbit Ridge, Uncletown, to Zion and more--finding the lost communities of Denton County. DJ Taylor, Denton County Historian, Denton County Historical County Publications and Communications Chairman, Denton Record Chronicle Yesteryear Columnist and DCHC Retrospect editor remembers these communities in his upcoming presentation, Denton A-Z.

Post-Civil War Reconstruction: Lee-Peacock Feud


Janet Latham

Local storyteller and traveling museum docent Janet Latham will present the story of the Lee-Peacock Feud, the longest and bloodiest feud in Texas History, through the voice of Dorinda Pierce, a local school teacher of the time.

2013 Lectures

Bare Feet to Iron Rims: Tracing Denton's Transportation Development Through Black History
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Presented by: Deborah Kilgore

Denton on Parade 1905-1913: A Film Presentation
Thursday, Mar 21, 2013
Presented by: Lavon Fulwiler

A History of Flower Mound
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Presented by: Jimmy Ruth Hilliard Martin

"Cattle Trails: The Chisholm Trail and Intersection with Denton County"
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Presented by: Alan Schiegg

Thundering Prosperity: The Role of the Railroad in North Texas Growth
Thursday, Jun 20, 2013
Presented by: Michael Sturdy

Texas Dames: Sassy and Savvy Women Throughout Lone Star History
Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 
Presented by: Carmen Goldthwaite

"The Historic Bridges of Denton County: Sharing the Legacy"
Thursday, Sep 19, 2013
Presented by: DJ Taylor

"Streetcars in Denton: The Denton Traction Company"
Thursday, Oct 17, 2013
Presented by: Terrance L. Pohlen, PhD, CTL

"From the Sabine to El Paso: Travelling Texas with the State Historian" 
Thursday, Nov 21, 2013
Presented by: Light Cummins