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August 23, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Allen Heritage Center
100 E. Main Street

Allen, TX 75002

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Gone to Texas Exhibit

Saturday, August 23, 2014

“Gone to Texas” was a term used by some pioneer families at their old homeplace to notify people that they had moved west to start a new life in Texas. It is also the title of a new exhibit at the Allen Heritage Center featuring pioneer families that came to the Allen area before the Civil War. Photos, documents and items used during this migration and settlement period will bring Allen’s original pioneer families to life. Copies of original survey maps will be displayed so the original homesteads in the greater Allen area can be located. An overlay map shows the land surveys overlaid with present-day roads so you can find out on whose original homestead you now live. Visitors will be invited to record their own information—when they came to Texas and their former location. The “Gone to Texas” exhibit will be on display from April 26 through August 30. Arrangements for group tours of the exhibit can be made by calling Ed Bryan at 972.984.9086 or Paula Ross at 972.740.8017.