Keenan Cemetery Encounters from the Past
Visitors can take a walk back in time surrounded by 170 years of North Texas history at the oldest cemetery in Dallas County. Figures from Farmers Branch’s past make appearances to enlighten and illuminate the history of Farmers Branch and North Texas.
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Vintage Base Ball Match in Carrollton, Texas
The Farmers Branch Mustangs and the Carrollton Elites will bring an old rivalry back to life and play a game of 1860s base ball at the A.W. Perry Homestead on September 24th. Fans and cranks of either town are welcome to come and cheer for the ladies and gentlemen who represent their teams as they play no-glove, historic base ball from the Civil War era.
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September Service Station Tour
Come to the Farmers Branch Historical Park and visit our 1936 Texaco Station. This family-friendly, hands-on event will be led by a costumed guide who knows everything about the service station and its history. Our favorite 1934 Cab Over Engine Ford Truck, Bertha, will also be in attendance. Visitors can climb up into her cab, see what the view is like, and even toot the horn if they wish. You can also learn why there are brick columns on the Northwest corner of Valley View and Marsh. This is a great event for the enthusiastic gearhead or someone just looking to get out of the house.
Lawn Games at the Historical Park
What do Billy the Kid and George Washington have in common? They both loved lawn games! A recently discovered photo of Billy the Kid shows him and his gang relaxing with a game of croquet in the summer of 1878. And our first President grew up playing lawn bowling at Mount Vernon. Come to the Historical Park this fall to try your hand at both croquet and bocce (similar to lawn bowling). Visit the Gazebo between 12:30 and 5:30pm to borrow a set of lawn games, an instructional booklet, and a map recommending some of the best areas of the Park. Play the game, return the set to the gazebo, and have a great day. Why not make an event of it and pack a picnic too?
Murders & Mayhem Tours
Come learn about famous and infamous Victorian murders, murderers, and mayhem. Inspired by the works of Edgar Allen Poe and real historic events, these tours will highlight some of the more interesting and haunting stories of the Victorian era. Tours may not be suitable for younger audiences and no children will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Victorian Fencing: Grand Assault of Arms
The Victorian Fencing Society will be offering free demonstrations on the lawn of the Queen Anne Victorian Cottage. Come and watch, learn and practice in the late 19th century art of swordplay with foils and sabers. Gentlemen and ladies of all ages, especially children, are encouraged to come and enjoy. No experience is necessary and safety equipment is provided.