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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Arlington Fielder House

Fielder Museum

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.


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Arlington Knapp Heritage Park

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.


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Arlington Heritage Memorial Grounds

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.


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Recent AHS Feature Articles

Jonathan Bird's Fort: Birthplace of the DFW Metroplex

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 westward, then the expeditions had served a purpose...

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General Edward H. Tarrant and the Men Who Rode to Village Creek

The seventy men rode in the semblance of a military column through the north Texas prairie, the grass tall and still green from the spring rains. However, the men's clothing displayed no semblance of military uniform. They wore coats, vests, shirts, and breeches of homespun cotton or wool...

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Recent AHS History Articles

Going Home to Arlington

Going Home to Arlington

I COULD ALREADY SMELL LILLARD’S hog farm. At the crest of the hill we would be able to see the roof of Top O’ the Hill...

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Great Women of Arlington

Great Women of Arlington

Pick up virtually any book of history and chances are that 90 percent of the material within it will be about the achievements of men...

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Ross Dee Hunt: “His life an ideal - his memory an inspiration”

Ross Dee Hunt: “His life an ideal - his memory an inspiration”

Seaman 2c Ross Dee Hunt (1918-1944) was a young Black man from Arlington killed in World War II's Port Chicago military disaster. He received...

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