Promoting and preserving the rich history of Grand Prairie, Texas. by collecting, preserving and interpreting the history through committed volunteers who translate to others while maintaining the highest standards of excellence.


Held at the Grand Prairie Historical Organization Museum



On Saturday, June 17, 2017, GPHO recognized local citizens and groups at the GPHO awards ceremony. The presentations were held at the Historical Organization Building/Museum. The Dechman and Goodwin awards had previously been awarded through the GP Historical Commission. The Historical Organization board will continue these awards each year.

2017 Dechman AWard


GPHO President Stephanie Moreno presenting the Dechman Award to RHO Kappa Honor Society, the Herb Summers Chapter of South Grand Prairie High School, Sarah Terrace, sponsor. Accepting the Award is AnnMarie Tipps, co sponsor.

Ms. Terrace, along with Ms. Tipps and others, have encouraged the Honor students who are juniors and seniors, a love and appreciation of history, especially for the city of Grand Prairie. They have been involved in several projects of historical interest over the past three years.

2017 Goodwin Award


GPHO President Stephanie Moreno presenting the Goodwin Award to Regina Shumaker member of the board of the Grand Prairie Genealogical Society. Regina, and her husband Lynn, with a dozen GP Genealogical Society members, have been listing and digitizing all of the graves in every Grand Prairie Cemetery. This began in the spring of 2008 and will be finishing the final cemetery by 2018. Every person buried in the cemeteries is listed, along with a photograph of the headstone or marker, on the Genealogical Society website



Antioch Life Park Cemetary invites you to witness our Veteran's American flag placement ceremony, see the recent cemetary improvements and enjoy refreshments as we celebrate Memorial Day.

Monday, May 29th
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
(Come and go as you please)
Flag Planting Ceremony at 1:30 pm

2049 Avenue D, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051

More information available at (888) 485-5152 and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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2018 Slate of Officers

At the November 16, 2017 meeting, the slate of officers for 2018 were presented and elected. The new officers beginning January 1, 2018 are:




The board would appreciate hearing from any of our members willing to fill a vacancy on the board or serve on a committee. Your involvement in the Grand Prairie Historical Organization is valuable to us. Please email

Upcoming Events


February 7 – 7:00 p.m.
Civitan Club meets

February 10th
Museum Open 2nd Saturday
10am to 2pm 1516 W. Main St., Grand Prairie, Texas 75050

February 12
Board Meeting at the GPHO Museum

February 13, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.
Relay for Life Planning Committee meets

February 15
GPHO General meeting Held at GPHO Museum
11:30am lunch and History of Dalworth High School

February 24 - Wine Tasting Fundraiser
6:30pm Held at Museum

February 27 – 7:00 p.m.
Relay for Life Team Captains

February 28
Fundraising Dining Out Anytime of the day
Beto's Mexican Restaurant
2530 W Interstate 20, Grand Prairie, TX 75052


March 10
MUSEUM OPEN - 2nd Saturday
10am to 2pm

March 17
Copeland Home Tour
10:00am– 2:00pm 125 S.W. Dallas St., Grand Prairie, TX 75051

March 20
Grand Prairie’s 109th Birthday

Book: Historic Grand Prairie

An Illustrated History | By Kathy A. Goolsby

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