Heritage Crossing - City of Garland

Heritage Crossing - City of Garland Heritage Crossing consists of the Landmark Museum in Garland's 1901 Santa Fe Depot, a 1910 Pullman Coach Car & the 19th Century Tinsley-Lyles House.

Heritage Crossing is four quadrants of land at the intersection of Sixth and Walnut Streets in Downtown Garland. Currently, one quadrant is fully developed, consisting of the Landmark Museum located in Garland's 1901 Santa Fe Depot, a refurbished 1910 Pullman Coach Car and the 19th Century Tinsley-Lyles House. The remaining three quadrants are in development stages and will contain walking paths with markers describing Garland’s history. Heritage Crossing is a significant representation of the importance of history and heritage to the City of Garland. We will use this page to keep the public updated on upcoming events and exhibits as well as ask for the public's help identifying museum artifacts and pictures. Our page was created to help keep you up to date on the latest and greatest happenings at Heritage Crossing. We welcome your comments, questions, or concerns, but please remember that this is a moderated online discussion site and not a public forum. Garland Cultural Arts reserves the right to delete submissions that contain vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind, offensive comments, and prejudiced or hurtful remarks made toward any ethnic, racial, or religious group. Garland Cultural Arts will also delete submissions that include spam, sales or promotions of goods, services or products, advocates illegal activity, promotions of political organizations or infringement of copyrights or trademarks. Comments expressed on this site do not reflect the opinions and position of the City of Garland or its employees.

Wait til you see the new Heritage Crossing section of the new website!!
05/11/2019

Wait til you see the new Heritage Crossing section of the new website!!

Our City of Garland website is getting a fresh, new look soon! Stay tuned.

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Our new exhibit on Garland's art and entertainment history is up! Come check it our tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. #Gar...
05/10/2019

Our new exhibit on Garland's art and entertainment history is up! Come check it our tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. #GarlandHeritage

05/10/2019
Downtown Garland

Downtown Garland

Join us for the Wine Walk Downtown Garland
Mother's Day is just around the corner....
Wine Walk tickets make a GREAT GIFT!

Today in Garland history: Good Shepherd Catholic School is dedicated in 1954. You can find more Garland trivia at Garlan...
05/09/2019

Today in Garland history: Good Shepherd Catholic School is dedicated in 1954. You can find more Garland trivia at GarlandHistorical.org!

Did you figure me out? I'm the receiver for a Kellogg Outdoor Telephone from the 1940s! Who remembers seeing these back ...
05/08/2019

Did you figure me out? I'm the receiver for a Kellogg Outdoor Telephone from the 1940s! Who remembers seeing these back in the day?🙋‍♀️ #GarlandHeritage

05/08/2019
Downtown Garland

Downtown Garland

Join us Saturday May 18th for the Wine Walk Downtown Garland!
Wine currated by He Wines She Dines
Visit these great stops alone the way!
Picker's Paradise Garland
Karinwisemancollection
Wild Grace
Baker's Main Street Furniture
@frocksy
Current Artist Workshop
WHoly Formed Yoga & Wellness
Boogie Nights Vintage
Roach Feed & Seed
Koehler Graphics
Rosalind Coffee TX
The MillHouse Pizzeria and Stage

Can you guess what I am? Hint: I was made to endure some nasty conditions! #GarlandHeritage
05/07/2019

Can you guess what I am? Hint: I was made to endure some nasty conditions! #GarlandHeritage

Photo of the day! This photo shows a Texaco products truck. Texaco products were delivered to individual farms as well a...
05/06/2019

Photo of the day! This photo shows a Texaco products truck. Texaco products were delivered to individual farms as well as the few service stations operating in town during the early 1920s. This truck was used by Garland distributor Oscar Skipwith to haul approximately 600-gallon loads of gasoline from Texaco's Dallas depot. To see more photos like this one visit GarlandHistorical.org!

05/05/2019
Joe Trahan

Garland’s Hat Heritage is amazing and goes all the way back to 1936. To learn even more, head to the museum any Saturday 10-2.

The Kentucky Derby wouldn't be the same without the Milano Hat Company. Check out this fun feature to see how the Garland company plays a big role in the run for the roses.
Enjoy!!!
I've had a few people e-mail already asking where they could check out Milano's selection. You can go to TenthStreetHats.com.

That big, yellow train depot you've driven by but thought was just decoration is open! Today! Drop in and learn a little...
05/04/2019

That big, yellow train depot you've driven by but thought was just decoration is open! Today! Drop in and learn a little about the history that makes Garland so special.

Can't make it? Make sure to check out GarlandHistorical.org for historic photos, maps and more!

Ride DART Free to Vote May 4
05/03/2019
Ride DART Free to Vote May 4

Ride DART Free to Vote May 4

DART is making it easier for you to get to the polls with a free ride on Election Day, Saturday, May 4. All you need is to show your valid voter registration card, then you can board for free from …

Garland Civic Theater
05/03/2019

Garland Civic Theater

American Association for State and Local History
04/28/2019
American Association for State and Local History

American Association for State and Local History

"Klehr said she believes that county historical societies will become even more pertinent down the road. “The more global we get,” she said, “the more interest we have in local.”

Wow!!  Thank you Garland Gives and Leadership Garland!  We had a huge group of people come and clean our windows inside ...
04/27/2019

Wow!! Thank you Garland Gives and Leadership Garland! We had a huge group of people come and clean our windows inside and out and dust all of the artifacts! The museum looks amazing! If you haven’t been in a while, we are open every Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM. Hope to see you soon.

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04/26/2019

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04/26/2019
City of Garland, Texas Government

City of Garland, Texas Government

Check out this new mural on the Downtown Garland Square. Dallas artist Preston Pannek is behind this great work of art. Lots of new and exciting stuff is happening In Downtown. Have you checked it out yet? #MakeYourMarkGarland #GarlandTX

City of Garland, Texas Government
04/17/2019

City of Garland, Texas Government

We're expecting severe weather later today. We want you to stay safe and be prepared. Please sign up CodeRED.
During severe weather, you’ll get an emergency notification specific to your area so you can take any necessary action to stay safe. When registering, you choose how to be notified (phone, text or email). CodeRED is not limited to severe weather. You can also opt to receive Amber/Silver Alerts in Garland, flooding in your area, utility outage, chemical spill, gas leak, evacuation notices or disaster recovery information. This is the City of Garland’s direct communication link to you.
National Weather Service alerts will also be automatically posted on Garland's Twitter and pages.
To register and learn more about CodeRED check out this link: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/FF6D7AD55083?isMobile=true

City of Garland, Texas Government
04/15/2019

City of Garland, Texas Government

UPDATE! Unfortunately, because of tomorrow's forecast, GoGreenGarland's Earth Day Celebration has been rescheduled for Saturday April 20. Everything else stays the same. It will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1426 Commerce St. This also includes the Trash Off. We hope to see you next week! Keep Garland Beautiful

04/15/2019
Summer 2019 PLAY Guide

Summer 2019 PLAY Guide

Recreation programs and special events for the whole family offered by the City of Garland Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts. Summer camps, swim lessons, arts & crafts, dance, martial arts, performing arts, and more are offered at that six Garland recreation centers and 2 senior centers.

We love us some Dogensteins! #GarlandHeritage2019
04/14/2019

We love us some Dogensteins! #GarlandHeritage2019

The Square Pickers are killing it! #GarlandHeritage2019
04/13/2019

The Square Pickers are killing it! #GarlandHeritage2019

A quartet from the Garland Symphony Orchestra is on now! #GarlandHeritage2019
04/13/2019

A quartet from the Garland Symphony Orchestra is on now! #GarlandHeritage2019

Company of Rowlett Performers
04/13/2019

Company of Rowlett Performers

Hanging out at the Plaza and doing lights for "Becoming Garland Avenue"...stop by CORPS's booth and win free tickets to this summer's shows!

Rain, rain, go away! Due to the weather Heritage Celebration will be held at the Plaza Theatre today. All performances w...
04/13/2019

Rain, rain, go away! Due to the weather Heritage Celebration will be held at the Plaza Theatre today. All performances will be held at the same times although we will no longer be holding the scavenger hunt. We'll see you at 4 p.m.😀

We've gotten some questions about the forecast for Saturday, but don't you fret. Rain or shine Heritage Celebration will...
04/10/2019

We've gotten some questions about the forecast for Saturday, but don't you fret. Rain or shine Heritage Celebration will go on! In case of rain all performances and activities will be moved inside the Plaza Theatre with the event schedule remaining the same 😎. City of Garland, Texas Government Visit Garland, TX Garland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts #MakeYourMark

Becoming Garland Avenue musical drama
04/10/2019

Becoming Garland Avenue musical drama

It was time to go on the big stage last night as the cast of "Becoming Garland Avenue" rehearsed at the Plaza Theatre Downtown Garland, their ultimate venue, for the first time. They're only days away from the performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday to a sold-out crowd. Trying on costumes, getting used to mics and lights, and best of all—seeing the play listed on the Plaza marquee—were some of the highlights. Nothing like the rising of a big curtain and a spotlight shining on you to let you know it's all really happening. Next stop, full dress rehearsal!

Ever wanted to know about Garland's art and entertainment history? Join us this Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. as we unveil o...
04/08/2019

Ever wanted to know about Garland's art and entertainment history? Join us this Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. as we unveil our newest exhibit. There'll be live entertainment, a mechanical bull and much more! #GarlandHeritage #MakeYourMark

Don't forget to join us next Saturday for Heritage Celebration where we will unveil our latest exhibit - Arts and Entert...
04/06/2019

Don't forget to join us next Saturday for Heritage Celebration where we will unveil our latest exhibit - Arts and Entertainment! We're excited for this one😎. #HeritageCelebration2019

City of Garland, Texas Government
04/06/2019

City of Garland, Texas Government

Construction on new wayfinding kiosks in Downtown Garland will begin Monday, April 8, and bring with it lane closures and/or parking blockages in three locations:
• Downtown Square (State Street at Sixth Street)
• Granville Arts Center (Fifth Street at Austin Street)
• City Hall (Fifth Street at State Street)

These installation areas will be impacted for up to two weeks once construction begins. After these kiosks are installed, construction on two other locations will begin at the Central Library (Austin Street at Sixth Street) and on Main Street (Main Street at Glenbrook Drive).
The new kiosks are the next phase of the City’s wayfinding program to help direct travelers to historic Downtown. The kiosks will feature maps and a series of messages highlighting the area’s many features.
The wayfinding program is intended to create a user-friendly, visible navigational system to guide visitors and residents to key Garland destinations, while marketing the City’s historical, cultural and entertainment venues and assets. The wayfinding program also includes directional signage along major thoroughfares to assist motorists.
For more information, contact Angela Self at [email protected].

There's a new mural going up next to the 'Elements of Life' statue at 506 Art between Elluments, LLC and Garland Furnitu...
04/05/2019

There's a new mural going up next to the 'Elements of Life' statue at 506 Art between Elluments, LLC and Garland Furniture. We're excited to see how it turns out! Downtown Garland #MakeYourMark

Have your tickets for the musical drama Becoming Garland Avenue? Make plans to grab lunch at your favorite downtown rest...
04/04/2019

Have your tickets for the musical drama Becoming Garland Avenue? Make plans to grab lunch at your favorite downtown restaurant before you join us for Heritage Celebration. Beginning at 4 p.m. we'll have live entertainment, a mechanical bull and a scavenger hunt!

This year's Heritage Celebration is shaping up to be the best yet, will you be there? #HeritageCelebration2019
04/03/2019

This year's Heritage Celebration is shaping up to be the best yet, will you be there? #HeritageCelebration2019

Becoming Garland Avenue musical drama
04/03/2019

Becoming Garland Avenue musical drama

G.W. Crossman's ledger of insurance policies written during Garland's early days shows a $1,000 policy written to Mrs. Sallie Beaver for her new dwelling and barn at 313 South 11th Street (then Garland Avenue). Crossman, who had an insurance agency on downtown's east side, in January 1914 sold the widowed Mrs. Beaver a policy for $1,000 coverage on her dwelling that had been built in 1913. It lists her premium as $65.40. Mrs. Beaver is a character in the "Becoming Garland Avenue" musical drama and will be portrayed by Dorothy Power White. G.W. Crossman's wife, Ella Sparks Crossman, is also a character in the drama and is being played by their descendant Kay Turner. The musical will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Plaza Theatre Downtown Garland. As of yesterday, the performance was completely sold out. For inquiries call 972-205-2790

Today in Garland history: Reverend Dr. Jim Culp elected first Black councilman in 1983. #GarlandHeritage
04/02/2019

Today in Garland history: Reverend Dr. Jim Culp elected first Black councilman in 1983. #GarlandHeritage

Our goodie bag assembly line is up and running! Every person that completes the scavenger hunt at Heritage Celebration w...
04/01/2019

Our goodie bag assembly line is up and running! Every person that completes the scavenger hunt at Heritage Celebration will get one😎. #HeritageCelebration2019

Heritage Crossing - City of Garland
03/30/2019

Heritage Crossing - City of Garland

Excited about the new Arts and Entertainment exhibit but wondering about the exhibits of years past? Luckily all of our old exhibits are actually available on our touchscreen for visitors to view! Come in any Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to check them out. #GarlandHeritage

City of Garland, Texas Government
03/29/2019

City of Garland, Texas Government

Rocket part? 🚀Space junk? 🛰UFO? Hmmmm. 🤔 What could it be? Our water utilities crews recently made this interesting find while working near a creek on Garland Ave. The metal object is about 15 ft long and 10 feet wide. Any ideas what this strange rusty find could be?

03/28/2019
City of Garland, Texas Government

City of Garland, Texas Government

Lots of stuff happening in the Arts scene in Garland next month. Check them out. Granville Arts Center Visit Garland, TX Plaza Theatre Downtown Garland Heritage Crossing - City of Garland #GarlandTX #MYMGarland #arts #DowntownGarland

If you haven't seen the 1954 version (#2 of 4) starring Judy Garland and James Mason, you MUST come to the Plaza Theatre...
03/26/2019

If you haven't seen the 1954 version (#2 of 4) starring Judy Garland and James Mason, you MUST come to the Plaza Theatre on April 12. Movie starts at 7. Free admission and $2 popcorn, soda and water.

Are you ready? #GarlandHeritage
03/25/2019

Are you ready? #GarlandHeritage

If you want to learn more about hats and Garland's rich history of hat manufacturing come to the museum and check out ou...
03/22/2019
Respect the Tradition: The 5 Rules of Proper Cowboy Hat Etiquette

If you want to learn more about hats and Garland's rich history of hat manufacturing come to the museum and check out our hat exhibit!

Cowboy hat etiquette will help you learn how to show respect to one of the most beloved items of western wear like a proper cowboy.

Here's your Garland Friday fact: Ever wondered why Celebrate Garland Heritage is in April every year? It's actually beca...
03/22/2019

Here's your Garland Friday fact: Ever wondered why Celebrate Garland Heritage is in April every year? It's actually because Garland got it's charter on April 18, 1891! #GarlandHeritage

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393 N. Sixth Street
Garland, TX
75040

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