A. W. Perry Homestead Museum

A. W. Perry Homestead Museum Historic home built in 1909, located in a beautiful 10 acre park. Available for group tours, drop-in visits, photography, grounds rentals and special events. Operated by City of Carrollton Parks and Recreation.

Drop in visitor hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – Tours available at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. (and by appointment) To make an appointment for a school tour, click here: http://www.cityofcarrollton.com/departments/departments-g-p/parks-recreation/museum-a-w-perry-homestead-museum/museum-school-tour To make an appointment for a group tour, click here: http://www.cityofcarrollton.com/departments/departments-g-p/parks-recreation/museum-a-w-perry-homestead-museum/museum-group-tour

Today is National Sewing Machine Day! In the museum we have a pedal operated Singer sewing machine that dates back to 18...
06/13/2019

Today is National Sewing Machine Day! In the museum we have a pedal operated Singer sewing machine that dates back to 1896. It went through a historical restoration process in 2016. Visit the museum today to check it out in person.

Father's Day is this weekend! Don't forget to bring your dad by the A.W. Perry Homestead for a free breakfast on Saturda...
06/12/2019

Father's Day is this weekend! Don't forget to bring your dad by the A.W. Perry Homestead for a free breakfast on Saturday June 15 starting at 9am. Check out the events page for more information.

In 1883 the first running of the famed Orient Express occurred. It originally ran from Paris to Vienna but soon expanded...
06/05/2019

In 1883 the first running of the famed Orient Express occurred. It originally ran from Paris to Vienna but soon expanded to Constantinople(Istanbul).The orient express was an international train that was well known for luxury travel. The train has been featured in many forms of media most notably Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express.

Just about two weeks left until our Father's Day Breakfast. Kids bring your dads on June 15 out to the Homestead for som...
05/30/2019

Just about two weeks left until our Father's Day Breakfast. Kids bring your dads on June 15 out to the Homestead for some free breakfast tacos and a fun time in the park.

05/27/2019
Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day! Check out this neat item we found in our collection. It is an insignia guide for Army and Navy uniforms.

On this day in history Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. Clara was a teacher that later served her country as...
05/21/2019

On this day in history Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. Clara was a teacher that later served her country as a nurse during the Civil War. After the war she visited Geneva, Switzerland and discovered the Red Cross organization. After helping them and seeing all the humanitarian aid they did she decided to start the American chapter of the Red Cross doing so in 1881.

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05/15/2019

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05/11/2019

The Mother's Day Concert will now be moved inside to the Carrollton Senior Center. Starts today at 5.

05/10/2019

UPDATE: The Mother's Day Concert will now be moved inside to the Carrollton Senior Center. Starts today at 5.

At the moment it looks like rain will be minimal tomorrow morning so the Mother's Day Concert will still take place at the Perry Homestead. The ground may be a little damp still by the time the concert starts so plan accordingly.

Only 10 days until our annual Mother's Day Concert! Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets to listen to some great l...
05/01/2019

Only 10 days until our annual Mother's Day Concert! Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets to listen to some great live music on Saturday May 11 at 5pm.

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04/24/2019

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Today marks the anniversary of the first ever game of the National League. The game took place in 1876 at Philadelphia's...
04/22/2019

Today marks the anniversary of the first ever game of the National League. The game took place in 1876 at Philadelphia's Jefferson Street Grounds. The teams were the Boston Red Stockings(the current day Atlanta Braves) and the Philadelphia Athletics(expelled later that year for refusing to go to road games). Boston won the game 6-5.

There are some interesting stories throughout history. One such story is the "Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight". In 18...
04/14/2019
Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight - Wikipedia

There are some interesting stories throughout history. One such story is the "Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight". In 1881 El Paso an argument over translations erupted starting a gunfight. The town Marshall, Dallas Stoudenmire walks in and quickly ends it by eliminating most involved.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Dead_in_Five_Seconds_Gunfight

The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight was a famous gun fight that occurred on April 14, 1881, on El Paso Street, in El Paso, Texas. Witnesses generally agreed that the incident lasted no more than five seconds after the first gunshot, though a few would insist it was at least ten seconds. Marshal D...

Program Cancelled.It's your last chance to sign up for Brunch and Brushes! Registration required before Monday April 15t...
04/13/2019

Program Cancelled.

It's your last chance to sign up for Brunch and Brushes! Registration required before Monday April 15th. Register now for great food and a fun time painting. Got to cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow to register.

04/12/2019

Due to the forecast for tomorrow Spring Blooms is rescheduled for next week on Saturday April 20.

Spring Blooms! Is right around the corner. Our bluebonnets are blooming and we are looking forward to seeing everyone! P...
04/11/2019

Spring Blooms! Is right around the corner. Our bluebonnets are blooming and we are looking forward to seeing everyone! Please continue to check here for any inclement weather program changes.

Sign up soon for Brunch and Brushes! Enjoy an artsy day with food, drinks, and painting. The event is April 20th 10am-12...
04/08/2019

Sign up soon for Brunch and Brushes! Enjoy an artsy day with food, drinks, and painting. The event is April 20th 10am-12pm and registration ends on April 15th. Register at cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow and click on the community section.

Although not within our typical period for our museum we do find some cool stuff lying around time to time.. Check out t...
04/02/2019

Although not within our typical period for our museum we do find some cool stuff lying around time to time.. Check out these medicine bottles from Good's Rainbow Pharmacy from the 1960s.

April 20 we have a brand new program at the museum called Brunch and Brushes. Register now for a great time with food, p...
03/25/2019

April 20 we have a brand new program at the museum called Brunch and Brushes. Register now for a great time with food, painting, and even a mimosa for those of age. There will be a light brunch with pastries and you will get to paint a picture of something near the museum. Register at cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow

In 1857, a building in New York City installed the first passenger elevator, designed by Elisha Otis. A few years earlie...
03/23/2019

In 1857, a building in New York City installed the first passenger elevator, designed by Elisha Otis. A few years earlier Otis debuted the elevator design at the World’s Fair. Not many were interested until Otis had the ropes cut while he was standing on the platform. The platform slid a few inches before the safety mechanisms engaged and stopped the elevator in place. Prior to his design, any sort of lift or elevator was very dangerous as there were no safety precautions in place.

One time slot for Spring Blooms is already filled make sure to register today to ensure your spot! Don't miss your chanc...
03/21/2019

One time slot for Spring Blooms is already filled make sure to register today to ensure your spot! Don't miss your chance to have a professional take your photo among the bluebonnets.

Today in 1928 Fred Rogers was born. Better known as Mr. Rodgers, Fred was a Presbyterian Minister turned TV personality ...
03/20/2019

Today in 1928 Fred Rogers was born. Better known as Mr. Rodgers, Fred was a Presbyterian Minister turned TV personality when he realized that there was no good programming for kids on TV at the time. Fred ended up creating “Mr. Rodgers’ Neighborhood”. The show ran for over 30 years, had more than 900 episodes, and influenced millions of kids over the years. Mr. Rodgers would always end his programs by saying "You've made this day a special day, by just your being you. There's no person in the whole world like you; and I like you just the way you are."

Today would have been the 100th birthday of Nat King Cole. He was a famed jazz pianist and vocalist. He is most famous f...
03/17/2019

Today would have been the 100th birthday of Nat King Cole. He was a famed jazz pianist and vocalist. He is most famous for “The Christmas Song” but also known for hits such as “Straighten Up and Fly Right”. He had a prolific career even hosting a TV show at one point. However, he fell ill and died at the young age of 45 due to lung cancer.

You know nothing John Snow! Today the real life John Snow, not the one from Game of Thrones, was born in 1813. John Snow...
03/15/2019

You know nothing John Snow!

Today the real life John Snow, not the one from Game of Thrones, was born in 1813. John Snow was a physician from England that was a leader in adopting anaesthesia and new practices in medical hygiene.In 1854 he was able to track a cholera outbreak to a water pump that was pumping water from a sewage area. This was a major event in public health and led to the changing of many water systems around the world.

03/13/2019

Due to some issues from the recent storm the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum will be closed today. Keep an eye on our page for further updates.

Today in 1912 the Girl Scouts first began. They were originally called the Girl Guides and were founded by Juliette "Dai...
03/12/2019

Today in 1912 the Girl Scouts first began. They were originally called the Girl Guides and were founded by Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low. Over the years we have had many Girls Scouts visit the museum to complete various badge requirements. Pick up an issue of Leisure Connections to see what we offer for Scouts.

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03/07/2019

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On this day in 1836 the Alamo fell. The battle of the Alamo started on February 23. A few hundred Texian soldiers defend...
03/06/2019

On this day in 1836 the Alamo fell. The battle of the Alamo started on February 23. A few hundred Texian soldiers defended the mission for 13 days while they were besieged by over 1500 Mexican troops. Most of the Alamo defenders were killed. "Remember The Alamo!" became a rallying cry throughout the rest of the Texas Revolution. Our picture is "The Fall of the Alamo" painted by Robert Jenkins Onderdonk.

It's the last week to see our temporary Jimmy Porter exhibit! Come check it out during or public tours at 11am or 1pm to...
02/26/2019

It's the last week to see our temporary Jimmy Porter exhibit! Come check it out during or public tours at 11am or 1pm today, Wednesday, Thursday, or schedule a private tour time. The last day to view our Jimmy Porter collection is February 28.

On this day in 1842 John Greenough patented the first sewing machine in the United States. Make sure to check out our 18...
02/21/2019

On this day in 1842 John Greenough patented the first sewing machine in the United States. Make sure to check out our 1896 Singer sewing machine on display in our Sitting Room.

02/19/2019

There is just over one week remaining for our special Jimmy Porter exhibit. Stop by soon to check it out! Public tour hours are Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday at 11am and 1pm, or by appointment.

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02/13/2019

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Did you know that Jimmy Porter was once in Southwest Airlines magazine? In the May 1982 issue there was a nice article t...
02/13/2019

Did you know that Jimmy Porter was once in Southwest Airlines magazine? In the May 1982 issue there was a nice article titled "The Sporting Life" about Jimmy Porter written by local sports columnist Bob St. John. The article comments on how Jimmy Porter taught hundreds of kids about baseball and life. Check out some images from the magazine and make sure to stop by the museum to see our special Jimmy Porter exhibit all month long for Black History Month.

All month long we are honoring local legend Jimmy Porter at the museum with a special display. Visit the museum parlor t...
02/05/2019

All month long we are honoring local legend Jimmy Porter at the museum with a special display. Visit the museum parlor to see many items from Jimmy Porter's life and learn a little about the man who taught generations the game of base ball.

Happy Birthday Franklin Delano Roosevelt! FDR was the 32nd President of the United States serving from 1933-1945. He is ...
01/30/2019

Happy Birthday Franklin Delano Roosevelt! FDR was the 32nd President of the United States serving from 1933-1945. He is the only President to serve for more than two terms. While President he started many recovery programs through executive orders to help end the Great Depression, oversaw the end of Prohibition, and guided the country through World War II.

Did you know that in addition to both being President FDR and Teddy Roosevelt both held the position of Governor of New York and Assistant Secretary to the Navy?

First published today in 1813 was Jane Austen's second book, Pride and Prejudice. Austen sold the copyright to a publish...
01/28/2019

First published today in 1813 was Jane Austen's second book, Pride and Prejudice. Austen sold the copyright to a publisher for 110 pounds which equals $9,794 in today's currency.The book has sold over 20 million copies, had countless media adaptations, and often appears on many "top book" lists.

Today in 1924 was the start of the first ever Winter Olympic Games in Chamonix, France. There were only 16 participating...
01/25/2019

Today in 1924 was the start of the first ever Winter Olympic Games in Chamonix, France. There were only 16 participating nations that competed across 16 events including hockey, ice skating, curling, bobsleigh, and skiing. Norway and Finland dominated the Games with 17 and 11 medals respectively while the United States had the third most at 4 medals.

Today is the day we celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was a Baptist minister and a leader in the ...
01/21/2019

Today is the day we celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was a Baptist minister and a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He lead many protests and Marches to fight for Civil Rights. His most famous march was the 1963 March on Washington where he gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. MLK Day was first observed as a federal holiday in 1986. His birthday is January 15 but the holiday is always observed as the third Monday.

Born on this day was Alan Alexander Milne, better known as A.A. Milne. He was the author/creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. Bef...
01/18/2019

Born on this day was Alan Alexander Milne, better known as A.A. Milne. He was the author/creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. Before Winnie-the-pooh eclipsed all his other work he was primarily a poet and playwright. A.A. also served in both World Wars.

A beautiful morning at the Perry Homestead as our new fence is getting installed.
01/17/2019

A beautiful morning at the Perry Homestead as our new fence is getting installed.

Did you know that Christmas was not widely celebrated until the mid-19th century? Queen Victoria's German-born husband, ...
12/25/2018

Did you know that Christmas was not widely celebrated until the mid-19th century? Queen Victoria's German-born husband, Albert brought the tradition of a Christmas tree to the royal family. In 1848 a drawing of the royal family celebrating around their Christmas tree heavily popularized Christmas both in the UK and the USA. Soon after seeing the royals celebrate Christmas many other families began to celebrate with some of the same traditions and thus Christmas as we know it today began.

Today in 1968 was the launch of Apollo 8. Crew members were Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders. Apollo 8 was...
12/21/2018

Today in 1968 was the launch of Apollo 8. Crew members were Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders. Apollo 8 was the first spacecraft to leave Earth's orbit and orbit the moon. It was also the first launch from Kennedy Space Center. The journey took about 6 days.

In 1983 the Jules Rimet Trophy was stolen on this day. This trophy was the original trophy for the FIFA World Cup. After...
12/19/2018

In 1983 the Jules Rimet Trophy was stolen on this day. This trophy was the original trophy for the FIFA World Cup. After Brazil won the World Cup three times it was given to them permanently in 1970. 1983 was actually the second time this trophy was stolen however when it was stolen this time it was never found again. It is widely believed to have been melted down and sold. But no one knows for sure, it could still be out there somewhere.

Attention photographers! Beginning January 1st 2019 there will be a fee to use the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum and its s...
12/18/2018

Attention photographers! Beginning January 1st 2019 there will be a fee to use the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum and its surrounding property for any professional photography.
The fee is $100 for a period of 12 months. You can pay this fee at the Crosby Rec Center beginning 1-1-19. If you have any questions please contact the museum at 972-466-6381 or see city ordnance #3876.

Address

1509 N Perry Rd
Carrollton, TX
75006

Opening Hours

Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00
Thursday 13:00 - 14:00
Thursday 11:00 - 12:00
Saturday 13:00 - 14:00
Saturday 11:00 - 12:00

Telephone

(972) 466-6380

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