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.

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


Rho Kappa at South Grand Prairie High School (GPHO Life Member group), is an honors social studies group under the direction of Sarah Terrace (GPHO Life Member), whose students researched the support of Grand Prairie in this historical world event.

The program included:

  • Presenting the colors and the Pledge of Allegiance
  • The opening prayer was from the Campaign Prayer Book, which was published and distributed to American Service personnel in World War I.


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2018 Slate of Officers

The Nominating Committee Chair will present the 2018 Slate of officers at the November Meeting. Nominations for all offices, except President, may be taken from the floor with prior approval of the person being nominated.




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


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Meeting Schedule

Saturday, October 7, 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Pioneer Day & Museum Grand Opening Celebration

Thursday, November 16 11:30AM - LUNCH
Regular Meeting, Program TBD

*The GPHO Board meets the second Monday of each month.

Book: Historic Grand Prairie

An Illustrated History | By Kathy A. Goolsby

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- Ruthe Jackson