Children from Saint Joseph's Catholic school are enjoying a day at Knapp Heritage Park. The children are learning what it was like to live in the pioneer days.
Arlington Historical Society: Connecting Past, Present, & Future
The Arlington Historical Society, originally called the Cemetery Society, was founded August 27, 1887, to promote, develop, and support the process of collecting and preserving documents, pictures, and historical information pertaining to the founding and growth of Arlington, Texas.
Today the Society remains dedicated to the preservation of local history while serving as caretaker of the historic Fielder House where we are headquartered, the Fielder Museum, the city's historic cemeteries, and the Knapp Heritage Park.
The Fielder Museum is located at 1616 W. Abram Street, Arlington, TX 76013, and is open 11AM to 3PM Tuesday through Saturday and other times by appointment. Admission is $5.00 for ages 12 and over, free for children under 12... LEARN MORE
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Knapp Heritage Park
201 Front St.
Arlington, TX 76011
Learning Arlington's History
New Article: A History of Arlington Street Names (Part 1 of 2)
Learn how the Arlington streets we drive every day got their names in part 1 of a new article by contributing author Jenny Holland.
The Saga of Seven Seas Exhibit
March 14 - June 14
1616 W. Abram St.
Arlington, TX 76013
Fielder Museum Exhibit: The Saga of Seven Seas
Seven Seas Marine Life Park was a marine mammal habitat and oceanic theme park built and owned by the city of Arlington. The park opened on March 18, 1972 and was located in north Arlington off Interstate 30 near Six Flags Over Texas and adjacent to Arlington Stadium. The city council of Arlington voted to close the park in 1976 as it did not generate enough revenue to both pay its operating expenses and reture the bonded indebtedness. The park, parts of which still exist, is a source of bittersweet memories for those who worked at or visited the park during its short, ill-fated run.
Join us at Fielder Museum to see artifacts from Seven Seas and maybe even rekindle a few memories of Arlington's bygone summers.
Learn more about the rise and fall of Arlington's Seven Seas Marine Life Park in our new article, The Saga of Seven Seas.
The historic Fielder Museum is home to the Arlington Historical Society and features themed exhibits and collections relating to the history and heritage of Arlington.
Knapp Heritage Park
Knapp Heritage Park is home to three of Arlington's oldest structures and serves as a public cultural and heritage facility. The Park is available for school tours, rentals, and more.
Arlington Heritage Memorial Grounds
The Arlington Heritage Memorial Grounds consists of three independently established cemeteries which serve as a monument to the history of Arlington and Tarrant County.
Recent AHS History Articles
The presence of Arlington’s pioneers is lost to history — with several notable exceptions. If you’ve lived in The American Dream City awhile, you know names like Abram and Bowen, Cooper and Collins, Davis and Fielder...READ ARTICLE
So many summers have come and gone. Half of a century has ensued, blotting out all but a few nebulous, fragmented memories: a stifling Texas sun beating down on pools of rippling blue water… whales and dolphins dancing over their holding tanks as if celebrating life in the Oceans of Eden...READ ARTICLE
The early Anglo military campaigns into the three forks of the Trinity had hardly been decisive. But if they had intimidated the Indians at all, if they had compelled the warriors to move their main camps with their women and children...READ ARTICLE
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