Close to Home: Grapevine Museum


Last weekend Keltin and I stopped by the Grapevine Settlement to City Museum and were greeted by two wonderful ladies. The museum consists of four main buildings and is free to visit!

The main portion of the museum is inside a replica ice house. This portion of the museum is full of cultural artifacts like wedding dresses, blacksmith’s tools and information on the hadrosaur fossil and tracks that were found when building the overflow for the lake!

Next we visited the Keeling House. This historic house is filled with the timeline of Grapevine – from farming community to the city it is today. The old two room school house that was moved to the museum grounds shows that times have changed. The mother of one of the ladies volunteering at the museum actually taught in the old building.

The final building in the Cotton Ginner’s museum. Something I didn’t know was how many cotton farms were in the area before the lake was dug and the airport was built. We really enjoyed this little local museum and enjoy speaking to the volunteers that work there. If you are in the area, make sure to stop by and explore for a few minutes the history of Grapevine. Happy Travels!

Thank you KW Photography for allowing me to use your wonderful photos!


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