Preserving & Promoting Allen's Heritage and Spirit...
UPCOMING AND MOST RECENT EVENTS AND PHOTOS
This is our annual Sam Bass Railroad History Day event commemorating the train robbery and celebrating Allen's railroad history.
Railroad Depot downtown, 100 E. Main.
Outside activities include--
blacksmith, mini train rides, re-enactment with a shoot out at 1:30 p.m.,
photo ops, digging for artifacts, "coal in the hole", rope a cow,
ring toss, ring the bell, "working on the railroad".
Inside exhibits of Teddy Roosevelt, who rode a train
thru Allen and made a whistle-stop here in 1904. Stories about famous riders of the train--"Doc" Holiday history of the Heritage Guild's "Sam Bass Day" and Allen history. Free Hot dog lunch, Speaker to tell the tale of the robbery.
11am--2pm, Feb 23, 2019
Free, but we always accept donations!
ACC Lighted for Christmas
2018 Christmas Party
Allen Heritage Village Entry Garden
As their project for 2018, the Allen-Fairview Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class elected to make a new garden at the central entrance circle of the Allen Historic Village. After initial plant selection meetings, the basic garden design was developed and workdays were held. Volunteers from Collin County Master Gardeners, Allen Garden Club, Allen Heritage Guild, and members of Allen JROTC framed the planting beds and set the foundation for a bench. The garden features a wide variety of native and adapted plants of varying heights and colors that will attract butterflies, bees, and birds.
The Guild meets monthly to discuss the status of current and proposed projects, and frequently features guest speakers on topics of historical significance.
Meetings are currently held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm at The Train Depot (Allen Heritage Center, 100 East Main Street).