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.

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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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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 give details of some exciting upcoming events.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of February, May, August and November at the Grand Prairie Historical Museum, 1516 W. Main Street, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050 – unless otherwise noted.

Meeting information, location changes, and other updates can be found on our Facebook Page.

Video: History of GP

History of Grand Prairie 1909-2009

 

Book: Historic Grand Prairie

An Illustrated History | By Kathy A. Goolsby

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