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

Office of History and Culture


Traveling Museum Program


Traveling Museum Mission Statement

The mission of Denton County Traveling Museum Program is to serve Denton

County schools as a supplemental educational resource and as an outreach program to promote Denton County’s rich history.  The program provides local, historical and cultural perspectives to strengthen classroom lessons and units.

Museum volunteers visit schools bringing to life a specific topic with photos and artifacts while sparking curiosity and encouraging historical thinking skills. Presentations promote object-based learning emphasizing the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) requirements.

Our free Traveling Museum and Speakers' Bureau presentations can give your students or organization an opportunity to engage with local history. We can kick-off or culminate a unit of study by bringing history right to you. Our volunteers travel to schools and places throughout Denton County to bring you lively and informative presentations.

The Traveling Museums with artifacts can be modified for any grade level. The Speaker's Bureau, with a speaker and PowerPoint presentation, offers an in-depth look at more advanced topics. Grade levels for curriculum studies are listed to go with the TEKS, but many of the Traveling Museums are great for adult learning as well. Call our Education/Tourism Coordinator to schedule a Traveling Museum or Speakers' Bureau for your students or organization at 940.349.2854. Or fill out the Reservation Request Form which will automatically be forwarded to Office of History and Culture staff.

The presentations listed below are approximately 45 minutes in length.

TRAVELING MUSEUMS (Speaker + Power Point + Artifacts)

African American Heritage: The Quakertown Story in Denton Texas (Grades 3-8)

Cattle Drive in Texas’ History (Grades 4-5, 7-8)

Civil War & Reconstruction in Denton County (Grades 4-5, 7-8)

Commerce & Industry: The Development of Business in Denton County (grades 4-7)

Native American Texans (Grades 4-5, 7-8)   NEW!!  

Hispanic Heritage in Denton County (Grades 3-7)

Then & Now: Past to Present – Change, Change, Change!  (Grade 1)

Then & Now: Life in Denton County from Past to Present (Grades 2-5)

The Texas Revolution (Grade 7) (Speaker + Power Point)


"The Traveling Museum (Then & Now) was fabulous! Thank you! It was our entry event for a big project we are starting, so it was perfect. We will definitely ask you back each year. Thanks again!"

-Monica McGown, 2nd grade teacher at McAuliffe Elementary in Lewisville, TX

"The programs offered have become better and better every year! Our focus has been on connecting our state standards to the programs offered."

-Stacy Kockler, Elementary Social Studies Coordinator for Denton ISD

-Tiann Frazier, 8th grade teacher at Sanger Middle School in Sanger, TX

Traveling Museum


Tea & History

Tea & History is held the 2nd Monday of every month from 10:30 to noon at the Historical Park (317 W. Mulberry). Sitting around the dining room table at the Bayless-Selby House, you will have an opportunity to learn about and discuss all kinds of topics related to Denton County history. No reservation is required. Come enjoy the informal atmosphere and share your ideas and knowledge with us!