Allen Heritage Guild

Allen Heritage Guild Preserving and Promoting the Heritage and Spirit of Allen
The Allen Heritage Guild was founded in 1996 after a group of people decided that the history of Allen was being neglected and bulldozed. The group oversees the collection of information and artifacts from Allen's history. The Heritage Guild hosts a museum at the Allen Heritage Center/Depot and oversees the Allen Heritage Village on St Mary Drive.

The Allen Heritage Center/Depot at 100 East Main street in downtown Allen has been loaned to the Heritage Guild to use as a museum. The Guild rotates exhibits in the Depot ranging from flags and uniforms to model train exhibits, to 1920's style house to vintage clothing. The Heritage Guild also oversees the Allen Heiritage Village on St Mary Drive where several historic building have been moved.

Mission: To Preserve and Promote the Heritage of Allen

05/10/2019

Allen Heritage Guild is planning a FLAG DAY Celebration on June 15, 2019 at 10:30am at the Historic Allen Christian church, follow us for further details!

03/17/2019

The Allen Heritage Village will be open today, Sunday, March 17, 2-4pm. Stop by to learn Allen history!
enjoy the Allen Garden Club and Master Gardener's handiwork of beautiful flower gardens.

Save the date---Feb. 23, 2019    SAM BASS/RAILROAD HISTORY DAY.  Family fun, and learn about the history of Allen. allen...
02/08/2019

Save the date---Feb. 23, 2019 SAM BASS/RAILROAD HISTORY DAY. Family fun, and learn about the history of Allen. allenheritage.org

Collin County Historical Commission
02/04/2019

Collin County Historical Commission

Collin County Historical Commission
02/02/2019

Collin County Historical Commission

Allen Heritage Guild had a successful Christmas season, many events and activities!  Our Heritage Village will be hostin...
01/13/2019

Allen Heritage Guild had a successful Christmas season, many events and activities! Our Heritage Village will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE Sunday afternoon January 20, 2-4pm. Come visit and "step back in time" to Allen's past.

also mark your calendars for "Sam Bass/Railroad History Day", February 23, 2019. It has been 141 years since the gang pulled off the "first successful train robbery in Texas."

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12/31/2018

Josie

Allen Arts Alliance
12/15/2018

Allen Arts Alliance

Allen Heritage Guild welcomes public to its annual event, Christmas on the Prairie, at the Allen Heritage Village on Sunday, December 16 from 2-4pm. The "village" will be adorned with vintage christmas decorations. There will be live music, refreshments, children's activities and a raffle.

stop by Sunday--its free and fun!
12/14/2018

stop by Sunday--its free and fun!

09/29/2018

Allen Heritage Guild will be at the Allen Event Center Sunday afternoon 9/30/18 for the Bride's Show. Drop by our booth to inquire about having a wedding in an historic church

Allen Arts Alliance
09/11/2018

Allen Arts Alliance

We are a one high school town. We used to be a one-room schoolhouse town.
Your support of the Allen Arts Alliance on North Texas Giving Day will help the Allen Heritage Guild continue telling the story of Allen’s past.
Get Up and Give on Thursday, September 20.

Come out to the Allen Heritage Village to help support the Guild as they work to restore the Farmhouse.
08/26/2018

Come out to the Allen Heritage Village to help support the Guild as they work to restore the Farmhouse.

Weddings can be wonderful in an historic church--contact the Allen Heritage Guild for info!!
08/18/2018

Weddings can be wonderful in an historic church--contact the Allen Heritage Guild for info!!

Summertime is a great time for wedding! Call the Allen Heritage Guild to book one of the Historic churches. St. Mary or the Allen Christian Church.

Summertime is a great time for wedding!  Call the Allen Heritage Guild to book one of the Historic churches. St. Mary or...
07/31/2018

Summertime is a great time for wedding! Call the Allen Heritage Guild to book one of the Historic churches. St. Mary or the Allen Christian Church.

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07/31/2018

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Allen Heritage Guild
07/15/2018

Allen Heritage Guild

Allen Heritage Guild is hosting an OPEN HOUSE this Sunday July 15, from 2-4pm--Its cool inside! Come see our historic buildings.

Allen Heritage Guild is hosting an OPEN HOUSE this Sunday July 15, from 2-4pm--Its cool inside!  Come see our historic b...
07/13/2018

Allen Heritage Guild is hosting an OPEN HOUSE this Sunday July 15, from 2-4pm--Its cool inside! Come see our historic buildings.

Consider a beautiful historic church for your special day--plan a wedding at the Allen Christian Church or St. Mary Chur...
07/10/2018

Consider a beautiful historic church for your special day--plan a wedding at the Allen Christian Church or St. Mary Church. contact us for more info. allenheritage.org

Allen Heritage Guild wishes everyone a safe and Happy 4th!
07/04/2018

Allen Heritage Guild wishes everyone a safe and Happy 4th!

Allen Arts Alliance
04/27/2018

Allen Arts Alliance

Story Time at the Depot!
Join Allen Public Library at the Allen Heritage Guild Depot Museum at 100 East Main Street for story time with books, songs, and rhymes on Saturday, April 28 from 10:30 - 11:00 am. Free event for ages 3 and up.

Collin County Historical Commission
04/10/2018

Collin County Historical Commission

Come join us for a tour of the southeastern part of Collin County.

Visit historic cemeteries, find the locations of original settlements, experience fabulous vistas from this part of Collin County and plan to spend some time at a unique military museum near Nevada, TX!

Make your reservations now!

Limited seating!

Collin County Historical Commission
Email: [email protected]

03/22/2018

Railroad Days will be this weekend at the Allen Heritage Center/ Depot At 100 East Main in Downtown Allen. Come and see lots of model trains.
Saturday 10:00 -3:00
Sunday 12:00-3:00.

02/20/2018

Sam Bass / Railroad History Day is Saturday, February 24 from 11-2. The speaker is first, then the reEnactment if the SamBass robbery by the Allen High School drama students. Next are family games and a hot dog lunch. Come by the Allen Heritage Center/Depot 100 Main Street in downtown Allen. See you there.

02/11/2018

Don’t forget the Black History event today at St Mary Baptist Church on St Mary Drive at 2:00

02/10/2018

Don't forget the Black History event at St Mary Baptist Church on St Mary Drive Sunday at 2. See you there.

02/04/2018
These are some photos from Christmas on the Prairie today at the Allen Heritage Village. The houses were decorated for C...
12/11/2017

These are some photos from Christmas on the Prairie today at the Allen Heritage Village. The houses were decorated for Christmas. We had help from the Allen Garden Club in making ornaments for the birds, made s’mores over a fire and had Snowman Soup ( hot chocolate). A group from the Allen Community Band came and played Christmas music. It was a delightful afternoon!

Photos of the Heritage entry in the Allen Christmas parade.  Thank you to Dwayne Rockwell for the use of his vintage car...
12/04/2017

Photos of the Heritage entry in the Allen Christmas parade. Thank you to Dwayne Rockwell for the use of his vintage car.

12/03/2017

Look for the Allen Heritage Guild’s entry in today’s Allen Christmas parade. It will be based on “A Christmas Story.” Keep an eye out for a vintage car.

Tonight at the Depot Museum—Murder at the Depot. Great food, a challenging murder to solve, and guests dressed for the...
11/18/2017

Tonight at the Depot Museum—Murder at the Depot. Great food, a challenging murder to solve, and guests dressed for the 1920’s. Thank you Emily and the staff at the Allen Public Library for hosting the evening.

11/06/2017

The spaces are running out to get your reservations for Mystery at the Depot on November 17th. It is hosted by the Library so you have to call them for reservations.

The Allen Heritage Guild and the Allen Public Library are working on a fun night--Mystery at the Depot. check out the de...
10/30/2017

The Allen Heritage Guild and the Allen Public Library are working on a fun night--Mystery at the Depot. check out the details.

Yesterday the TACVB DMP visited the historic sites in Allen. (Texas Association of convention and Visitors Bureau) Here ...
10/26/2017

Yesterday the TACVB DMP visited the historic sites in Allen. (Texas Association of convention and Visitors Bureau) Here are some pictures for the day.

The TACVB DMP group (Texas Assocation of Convention and Visitors Bureau) toured the Allen Historic dam, the Heritage Vil...
10/26/2017

The TACVB DMP group (Texas Assocation of Convention and Visitors Bureau) toured the Allen Historic dam, the Heritage Village and the Depot Museum yesterday.

10/20/2017

Don't forget the Open House at the Allen Heritage Village this Sunday October 23 from 2-4.
450 St Mary Drive- just east of the Allen Public Library.

10/18/2017

The Wetsel house and the Lynge house will be open for tours on Sunday the 22nd from 2-4. Drop by and enjoy a look into the past.

10/12/2017

The Depot Museum will be open Saturday from 10-2. Stop by.

10/12/2017

The Allen Heritage Guild congratulates the Allen Public Library on its 50th Anniversary. Thank you for serving the Allen community so well.

At the Allen Bridal Show yesterday we had a guessing game. If you could name the year this dress was worn, you could win...
09/25/2017

At the Allen Bridal Show yesterday we had a guessing game. If you could name the year this dress was worn, you could win a gift card to Bone Fish Grill. We had 120 guesses ranging from 1875 to 1978. The correct year was 1950. There were only 4 correct answers. The winner will receive a call and an email. Thank you all for guessing.
Please remember the Allen Heritage Guild and the Allen Heritage village for your wedding venues needs.
www.allenheritage.org

09/23/2017

The Heritage Guild will have a booth at Sunday's Bridal Fair at the Allen Event Center from 12-5. Stop by our booth and try to guess the date a wedding dress on display was worn, if you are correct, you could win a gift card to Bone Fish Grill.

09/20/2017

Be sure to stop by our booth at the Allen Bridal Fair on Sunday. We are giving away a Bone Fish Grill gift card if you can guess the year a special wedding dress was worn. The Bridal Fair is from 12-5 at the Allen Event Center.

09/12/2017

The Allen Heritage village will be open for tours this Saturday from 11-2. Across the street will be the Senior Craft Fair at the Senior Center. Come and enjoy the day outside.

09/05/2017

The September meeting of the Allen Heritage Guild will be Wednesday, September 6, at 6:30 at the Allen Heritage Center/Depot. John Gifford will be speaking about the journey through Texas to get a picture of all 254 county courthouses.

08/28/2017

The Guild has decided to cancel our Civil War weekend that was scheduled for October.
Check our web site for other Guild sponsored events.
www.allenheritage.org

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100 E Main St
Allen, TX
75002

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The Houston and Texas Central Railroad founded the town of Allen, Texas, in 1874. The town was named after Ebenezer Allen. Allen was mostly a small farming community until the boom of the 1980's. Now Allen is one of the fastest growning cities in north Texas.

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