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.

GPISD

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GPISD

The Grand Prairie Independent School District currently serves more than 26,000 students within the Dallas County boundary of Grand Prairie. There are 39 campuses which consists of 23 elementary schools, eight middle schools, one ninth grade center, three high schools, two alternative schools, one collegiate institute and one arts academy. This is a long way from their humble beginnings in 1902. By 1904 ten formal grades had been formed. The next year the first school bonds were issued totaling $8,000. The money built a two-story building at 214 West College Street to create Grand Prairie High School. In 1911, the first graduating class with only four students completes the high school program. The high school moved to its current location in 1951.

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Historial Landmark

Historical Marker Reception

A reception is being hosted by the Grand Prairie Historical Organization for the homeowners and property owners of the historical marker sites in Grand Prairie. Please plan on attending. Stephanie Moreno will give a presentation of the marker sites along with details of some exciting upcoming events.

1953 Baseball Team

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Meeting Schedule

January 2
Dechman Day at the Liberty Bell at City Hall – 10:00 a.m.

January 9
GPHO Board Meeting

February 4
GPHO Wine Tasting

February 13
GPHO Board Meeting

February 16
GPHO Membership Meeting

March 11
"Grand” Opening of the GPHO Museum

March 13
GPHO Board Meeting

Current Officers

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 president@gphistorical.com.

Videos: History of GP

History of Grand Prairie 1909-2009

Copeland Home Tours

Grand Prairie Turns 103

 

Book: Historic Grand Prairie

An Illustrated History | By Kathy A. Goolsby

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