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.
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Drop in visitor hours are Tuesday through 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

This day President Woodrow Wilson established Grand Canyon National Park in 1919. It was the 15th National Park. It has ...
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This day President Woodrow Wilson established Grand Canyon National Park in 1919. It was the 15th National Park. It has the second most visitors of any national park. The National Park is roughly the same size as Trinidad and Tobago.

58 years ago John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. Originally scheduled for January 16 they postponed...
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58 years ago John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. Originally scheduled for January 16 they postponed the mission multiple times for weather and technical problems. When he finally launched on February 20 Glenn orbited the Earth three times in 4 hours and 55 minutes.

Happy Presidents' Day!This day began as a federal holiday in 1879 celebrating the birth of George Washington on February...
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Happy Presidents' Day!

This day began as a federal holiday in 1879 celebrating the birth of George Washington on February 22. In 1971 it moved to the third Monday in February every year. Because of that change it is now impossible for the holiday of Washington's Birthday to fall on his actual birthday.

Happy Saint Valentine's Day! Saint Valentine of Rome was martyred on February 14, 296. Pope Gelasius I turned the day of...
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Happy Saint Valentine's Day! Saint Valentine of Rome was martyred on February 14, 296. Pope Gelasius I turned the day of his death into an official day of celebration in 496. Many of the legends surrounding Saint Valentine were developed by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century.

Born on this day in 1847 was none other than Thomas Edison. He started out as a telegraph operator but then became one o...
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Born on this day in 1847 was none other than Thomas Edison. He started out as a telegraph operator but then became one of the most famous inventors. He or his laboratory created the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the incandescent light bulb.

80 years ago today Pinocchio first found its way into theaters. Even though it won Academy awards for Original Score and...
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80 years ago today Pinocchio first found its way into theaters. Even though it won Academy awards for Original Score and Original Song it was a financial flop. Mostly because European markets were cutoff due to WWII. The movie did not make a profit until its re release in 1945.

You may not recognize this person but you sure would recognize their artistic work. This is Norman Rockwell who was born...
02/04/2020

You may not recognize this person but you sure would recognize their artistic work. This is Norman Rockwell who was born this day in 1894. Over his lifetime he created over 4,000 works. Many of which were for The Saturday Evening Post and the Boy Scouts of America.

02/03/2020
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Happy Birthday to Jackie Robinson who would have been 101 today! Jackie broke the color barrier in professional baseball...
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Happy Birthday to Jackie Robinson who would have been 101 today! Jackie broke the color barrier in professional baseball. He was also the 1947 Rookie of the Year, 6 time All-Star, 1949 NL MVP, appeared in 6 World Series and won it all in 1956. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

Nevermore! On this day in 1845 readers get their first taste of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven". Published in the New York...
01/30/2020

Nevermore! On this day in 1845 readers get their first taste of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven". Published in the New York Evening Mirror it made Poe popular during his lifetime.

On this day in 1901 Queen Victoria passed away. She is the second longest reigning British Monarch, ruling Great Britain...
01/22/2020

On this day in 1901 Queen Victoria passed away. She is the second longest reigning British Monarch, ruling Great Britain for nearly 64 years. She was known as the Grandmother of Europe as her descendants linked with many royal families. Some of her living descendants today include Queen Elizabeth II of the UK; Harald V of Norway; Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden; Margrethe II of Denmark; and Felipe VI of Spain.

Happy MLK Day! Today we honor and remember civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.Did you know that in some cities a...
01/20/2020

Happy MLK Day! Today we honor and remember civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

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James Naismith first published his 13 rules of Basketball on this day in 1892. Dr. Naismith was tasked to create an indo...
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James Naismith first published his 13 rules of Basketball on this day in 1892. Dr. Naismith was tasked to create an indoor game at the Springfield YMCA to keep people physically fit during the New England winters. In December 2010 the original rules sold for $4.34 million and were given to the University of Kansas on permanent loan.

Check out this ad for the first ever public radio broadcast as this moment celebrates 110 years today. The broadcast was...
01/13/2020

Check out this ad for the first ever public radio broadcast as this moment celebrates 110 years today. The broadcast was in New York City and featured the Metropolitan Opera performing Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci.

On this day the Texas oil boom began in 1901 when the Lucas Gusher erupted while drilling in Beaumont, Texas. At its pea...
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On this day the Texas oil boom began in 1901 when the Lucas Gusher erupted while drilling in Beaumont, Texas. At its peak it produced 100,000 barrels a day and tripled U.S. oil production overnight.

Today George Washington delivered the first ever State of the Union address to Congress in 1790. This was to meet Articl...
01/08/2020

Today George Washington delivered the first ever State of the Union address to Congress in 1790. This was to meet Article 2 Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution as the President "shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union". Our image is the first page of Washington's notes for his 1790 address.

01/02/2020

Did you know many Victorians practiced a tradition called "First Foot" at new years? This was the first person to cross your threshold in the New Year. This person usually brought gifts of bread, salt, coal, or whisky. This was supposed to bring good luck for the new year. We hope you all are starting your New Year off well. What unique New Year traditions do you practice?

12/23/2019

Please note that the museum will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. We will reopen on December 26th, tours at 11am and 1pm.

Have you ever wondered how the Christmas Stocking became an annual tradition?Well come by the museum between 10am and 2p...
12/11/2019

Have you ever wondered how the Christmas Stocking became an annual tradition?

Well come by the museum between 10am and 2pm this Saturday for our Christmas Tours to find out and learn about a few other Christmas traditions.

12/06/2019

It's going to be a beautiful night. Make sure to join us for Old Fashioned Christmas tonight starting at 6pm. Start celebrating Christmas by visiting Santa, making an ornament, and much more.

12/04/2019

Old Fashioned Christmas is this Friday from 6 to 8:30. We could use a few more volunteers to hand out cookies, help with crafts, and more. Please direct message us if you're interested.

A big thank you to the Carrollton Women's Club for stopping by yesterday to decorate our museum for the holidays. Come b...
11/14/2019

A big thank you to the Carrollton Women's Club for stopping by yesterday to decorate our museum for the holidays. Come by to check it out for yourself at Old Fashioned Christmas or during museum hours until the end of the year.

A. W. Perry Homestead Museum's cover photo
11/11/2019

A. W. Perry Homestead Museum's cover photo

We are so excited to be a part of the DFW Archives Bazaar this year. Make sure you come check us out Saturday from 1pm t...
10/31/2019

We are so excited to be a part of the DFW Archives Bazaar this year. Make sure you come check us out Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.

We are excited to have the A. W. Perry Homestead Museum as a new participant in this year's DFW Archives Bazaar!

The A.W. Perry Homestead Museum, operated by the Carrollton, TX - City Government, offers a glimpse of life as it was in north central Texas at the turn of the 20th Century. A.W. and Sarah Perry were pioneer homesteaders of the Peters Colony who came to Carrollton in 1844. The Museum preserves significant artifacts and memorabilia representative of pioneer home life and community development in the Carrollton area during the period from 1890 to 1910.

Talk with them about the work they do at the 2019 DFW Archives Bazaar on November 2, from 1-5pm at Greater Denton Arts Council Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, TX.

10/30/2019

Photos with Santa is coming up on November 16. Register for it now at the Crosby or Rosemeade Recreation Center so you can have your photo with Santa.

10/26/2019

Tonight is the last night for Spooky Tours. Check out how we spookified the museum and hear some crazy stories. Spooky Tours runs 5-7 pm and tours start every 30 minutes.

Thank to everyone who came out to the third annual Perry Pumpkin Patch last weekend. Check out some great pictures of th...
10/25/2019

Thank to everyone who came out to the third annual Perry Pumpkin Patch last weekend. Check out some great pictures of the event.

Thanks to everyone who attended the 3rd annual Perry Pumpkin Patch on Saturday, October 19. The event was a huge hit, with over 2,000 people in attendance. Boxed and canned donations were also collected for Metrocrest Services, with double the amount being collected from last year.

10/24/2019

Spooky Tours start tonight at 5 pm! Tours start every half hour and end at 7. Learn about true spooky tales and grab some candy.

10/23/2019

Spooky Tours start tomorrow night! Join us as we tell spooky tales from history. Spooky tours are from 5-7pm October 24-26th. We encourage everyone to visit us in costume. You may even get some candy for stopping by.

Spooky Tours do talk about real life death and murder, nothing is too gruesome but we do recommend it for ages 7 & up.

10/18/2019

As a part of the pumpkin patch tomorrow we are collecting canned goods for Metrocrest Services from 10 to 2. Please donate what you CAN.

Don't forget to join us for Spooky Tours October 24-26, 5-7pm. Visit the museum for special free tours to learn about re...
10/16/2019

Don't forget to join us for Spooky Tours October 24-26, 5-7pm. Visit the museum for special free tours to learn about real spooky tales from years past.

10/15/2019

We are very excited for the Perry Pumpkin Patch this weekend. So excited in fact that we still need a few volunteers. If you're interested in helping out please give the museum a call at 972-466-6382.

Don't forget to check out our photography exhibit. It will only be here until Saturday.
10/09/2019

Don't forget to check out our photography exhibit. It will only be here until Saturday.

Not how you want to be greeted when arriving at work. #dollinthehall
10/08/2019

Not how you want to be greeted when arriving at work. #dollinthehall

This morning our staff arrived to find one of our dolls had moved from the children's bedroom to the staircase. #dollint...
10/04/2019

This morning our staff arrived to find one of our dolls had moved from the children's bedroom to the staircase. #dollinthehall

A. W. Perry Homestead Museum's cover photo
09/25/2019

A. W. Perry Homestead Museum's cover photo

This morning we planted some new items in our garden boxes!
09/24/2019

This morning we planted some new items in our garden boxes!

Today marks 82 years since J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit was first published. The publishing company, George Allen & Unwin...
09/21/2019

Today marks 82 years since J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit was first published. The publishing company, George Allen & Unwin Ltd. of London, only made 1,500 copies of the first edition. Due to enthusiastic reviews all of the copies were sold out by December.

Don't forget to come by this month to check out our special exhibit on early photography.
09/06/2019

Don't forget to come by this month to check out our special exhibit on early photography.

Our staff has been hard at work developing a special exhibit. Starting today stop by the museum to check out "Through th...
08/27/2019

Our staff has been hard at work developing a special exhibit. Starting today stop by the museum to check out "Through the Lens: An Early History of Photography". Learn all about the different types of photos during the early days of photography.

Earlier this week students from Homestead Elementary had a wonderful time experiencing history through our History Myste...
08/23/2019

Earlier this week students from Homestead Elementary had a wonderful time experiencing history through our History Mystery Traveling Trunk.

On this day in 1888 William Seward Burroughs was awarded patents for an adding machine. Burroughs wished to make an addi...
08/21/2019

On this day in 1888 William Seward Burroughs was awarded patents for an adding machine. Burroughs wished to make an adding machine after several years working in a bank where he spent many hours reviewing ledgers for mathematical errors. Soon adding machines became standards in the banking industry.

Back in 1858 the first official communication happened today on the transatlantic telegraph cable. It was a message from...
08/16/2019

Back in 1858 the first official communication happened today on the transatlantic telegraph cable. It was a message from Queen Victoria to President James Buchanan and then the President sent a message back. It cut down communication from Britain to the USA from a minimum of ten days to mere minutes. Our picture is a map of the first transatlantic telegraph line.

Carrollton residents can now register for Photos with Santa at the Perry Museum. Spots will fill up. Non-resident regist...
08/07/2019
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Carrollton residents can now register for Photos with Santa at the Perry Museum. Spots will fill up. Non-resident registration opens on August 19.

Santa Claus is coming to the Perry Homestead and he wants to meet you! Have your photo taken with Santa by our photographer. There will also be hands-on activities and crafts for the whole family.

Happy Birthday Satchmo! Jazz legend Louis Armstrong was born on this day in 1901 in New Orleans. Crazy good on the trump...
08/04/2019

Happy Birthday Satchmo! Jazz legend Louis Armstrong was born on this day in 1901 in New Orleans. Crazy good on the trumpet Louis also was a fantastic vocalist. He is one of the ones that made scat singing, vocal improvisation, popular.

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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

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(972) 466-6380

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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

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This is my grandfather, Henry Wilson Perry from Carrollton, Texas. When our grandfather was 87, my cousin Steve interviewed him for a school project about WW1. Henry recalled the vivid memories of a young man far away from home and the things he experienced. Around the age of 19, he was drafted into the Army and after basic training boarded a British cattle ship to England to join other forces in WW1. The ship, packed with over 1300 young servicemen, traveled 13 days to reach their destination. From London, the troops marched on foot to LeMans, France, over 400 miles. He recalled the mess halls and the food they served our men which primarily consisted of dead horses they found in the countryside. From LeMans they marched to Hanover, Germany then on to Berlin. More than 1200 troops walking from France to Germany over battlefields littered with soldiers who died only days before. Soon after arriving in Berlin they learned the war was over yet they left my grandfather's division behind in the event of more battles. During this interview with Steve even at the age of 87 Peepaw could recall perfectly his serial number without hesitation. He was issued a few standard items when he was drafted including one pair of shoes (in which he walked over 3000 miles) and a razor. He gave this razor to Steve for remembrance. When he left for the war, he was in the Army 4th Division, however he returned with the 5th Division because there were very little men left in the 4th. Our grandfather went on to become a respected, successful businessman in Carrollton and had 8 children. Most of his sons were in the Army and I was born on the Army base where my father served. Henry left behind a legacy of a family proud to be a part of history and realize the importance of patriotism. Our country is in a state of divisiveness of great proportion. Our servicemen and women and veterans have sacrificed to give us the right to disagree with each other and have opinions. Please take a moment today to honor these men and women and thank God for them as they are the reason we are living with this freedom.
Notice regarding Oak Creek Tennis Center.
is this the location of the sheer the sheep event this friday?
We need more Mr. Jimmys
Will you all be posting pictures from the ribbon cutting last night? Due to the rain, it was hard for the fam to get many pictures.
Have the bluebonnets shown up yet?
Hello I was wanting information on your facility for a wedding ceremony if you can email me please or give me a call I will send you my information thru Facebook messenger
We investigated claims of paranormal activity at the Museum.
The paranormal group I work with who will be speaking at the Paranormal Porch panel in October, were allowed the opportunity to investigate the property and will be releasing a full episode very soon.