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Historic African American Families of Denton County
The Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum houses a permanent exhibit about the Historic African American Families in Denton. This exhibit was the first of the Denton County Family History Exhibits that are in the main exhibit gallery of the museum. It tells the story through new photographs and information about the different aspects of life in Denton's African American community between1875-1920. For details about this exhibit, see
Exhibit: Historic African American Families of Denton County
History: Historic African American Families of Denton County.
A PowerPoint presentation about Historic African American Families of Denton County is available to be taken to the schools or other community groups. The Power Point illustrates the story of Quakertown during the early part of the 20th century.
The African American exhibit is included in the organized tours of the Courthouse. Information about Quakertown and the African American community in Denton can be especially stressed if requested. Information sheets are available comparing the story of Quakertown and the fictional book,
White Lilacs. Tours are open to any group in Denton County including public and private schools, senior citizen groups and other community groups in Denton County. There is a $1 per person donation for group tours.
Groups are encouraged to schedule ahead of the requested date. Please contact the Tourism Coordinator, Gretel L'Heureux, to discuss the presentations that are appropriate for each grade level. For further information visit our website at dentoncounty.com/chos, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or call the museum office at 940-349-2854.
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