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A Caboose for the Allen Heritage Museum at the Depot

A Caboose for the Allen Heritage Museum at the Depot

In January 2020, a caboose was relocated to the Depot area from the Village at Allen on Stacy Rd. The Allen Parks and Recreation Department handled the negotiations and move. Plans are to refurbish it for use at the Depot Museum. We have very...

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Allen Interurban Baggage Cart Restoration

Allen Interurban Baggage Cart Restoration

  The Texas Electric Railway, popularly known as the Interurban, ran through Allen from 1913 to 1949. The station was and still is, located at 105 South Butler Dr. A Texas historical marker stands outside. A baggage cart kept near the loading...

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Allen Heritage Village Entry Garden

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...

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Mystery at the Depot

Mystery at the Depot

A recent event at the depot was the result of a partnership with the Allen Public Library. Emily Plagens from the library developed the murder mystery which involved guests using clues to solve the murder staged aboard a Houston and Texas Central...

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Texas Convention & Visitors Bureau visits the Village

Texas Convention & Visitors Bureau visits the Village

As part of their recent conference, this group made an Allen Historical Tour visiting the Old Stone Dam with Tim Dentler,  the Allen Heritage Village and the Allen Depot Museum with Heritage Guild members. At the village they were given an...

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Young Men’s Service League volunteers at the Village

Young Men’s Service League volunteers at the Village

The group is an international service group of mothers and sons working together. The organization is locally based in Plano and has done a variety of service projects in the Dallas area. There were groups of moms and sons coming and going all day...

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