Office of History and Culture

 Exhibits

The Office of History & Culture is the steward of the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum and the Denton County Historical Park. Both sites are active hubs for educational development through the historical interpretation of our county's story. Regularly rotating exhibits feature original content by our in-house designers.

Current Exhibits:

 

Voices From the Past, Voices For the Future: Higher Education's Impact on Denton County

Denton County is a major destination for college-bound students, boasting three institutions of higher education. It was not chance that brought them to Denton. Building the campuses and the spirit of what became the University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University, and North Central Texas College took the courage and conviction of the entire community. The voices of the citizens and the voices of the students have combined to make Denton County a truly unique place. 

Robin Jett, instructor of history at North Central Texas College and a graduate from both the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University, researched and design this exhibit in conjunction with the staff of the Denton Office of History and Culture.

The exhibit features artifacts and photos from the University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University, and North Central Texas College.

 

McCormick Medical Collection

June 2015

William c. McCormick, M.D. practiced medicine in Denton from 1962 until his death in 1999. Dr. McCormick received his bachelor's degree and master's degree from North Texas State University and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. After serving several United States Air Force medical facilities, Dr. McCormick moved to Denton and opened his private practice in Internal Medicine in 1962. In 1995, he became Medical Director of Denton's Flow Senior Health Center. Dr. McCormick began collecting vintage medical equipment in 1962. His medical artifacts came as a gift from patients and their families, from his fellow physicians, and from his own purchases.

The collection is on loan from Glenda McCormick, Dr. McCormick's widow. "The McCormick family is so proud to share this collection not only with the Denton County Museum, but also with everyone who visits. Bill was born in Denton and grew up here, so it certainly seems appropriate that his medical collection should be shared here," said Mrs. McCormick. The collection had previously been displayed at the Denton Regional Medical Center.