Preserving & Promoting Allen's Heritage and Spirit...
The Allen Heritage Guild was established in 1996 as a project of Leadership Allen Class VII.
The Guild's objectives are:
Create a sense of community spirit by providing service and implementing projects that create a distinctively positive image of Allen.
Assure tomorrow's heritage by recording past, recent and current milestones.
Past and present projects include:
Antique Appraisal Fair
Preservation of Allen Station Dam
Placement of historical markers around the city
Participation in revival of the Central Business District
Creation of Allen Heritage Village
Restoration and renovation of St. Mary Baptist Church
Assisted with production of historical videos
Assisted with recreation of Train Depot
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).
The Allen Heritage Guild is celebrating 20 years of Preserving Allen's History, 1996-2016!
On Tuesday evening at the City Council meeting, the Mayor presented a proclamation highlighting accomplishments the Guild has done over the years and declaring January 2016 "Allen Heritage Guild Month."
A celebratory reception was held at the Heritage Center Depot Museum Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. A brief program was held at 4:30 p.m.
Proclamation - Mayor Steve Terrell, Jitka Hynecek, Anne Gifford, Paula Ross, Ed Topfer, Bonnie Borrello, Ken Byler