2900 HWY 75 N
Sherman, TX 75090
Phone: (903) 893-0499
Fax: (903) 891-3685
Arts & Museums
The 1884 city hall-fire station building was converted to a museum in 1968. Changing exhibits relate to coounty history including the Gainsville Community Circus.
The Morton Museum is the Place to find Historical Information about the people, area & events of Cooke County. Owned and operated by the Cooke County Historical Society, Inc., the museum maintains a large archival and photographic collection of material for researchers to utilize. A staff member is available, by appointment, to aid individuals in genealogy research. Also available by appointment, is a step-on guide for trolley tours of the historic downtown and other historic sites in the area. Guided walking tours of the downtown and Victorian homes district may also be arranged. Several other specialized walking tours, in addition to those two, are available as well. Recorders and audio tapes of the history of the Victorian homes and the historic downtown may be rented at the museum for those individuals wishing to take those tours without a guide.
Pioneer Roots, Cowboys and Cattle Drives, and Texas in the Civil War. NTHC also features special exhibits and events.
The Art Institute of McKinney offers art classes, workshops, special events, and gallery exhibits for kids of all ages and adults.
This 289-acre site enchants visitors with nature trails, natural science exhibits, educational programs, live animals, a Native Plant garden, the Heard Nature Store, and more.
Established in 1963, the Museum of the American Railroad is a living preservation of steam-era railroading and has one of the finest collections of historic railway equipment in the country. Rare and unique pieces have been rescued and assembled to illustrate the importance of the railroads in America's heritage. The museum also presents artifacts for interpretive display to the public. A selection of massive locomotives is featured along with freight and passenger cars.
The homestead of the fictional Ewing family has become the “world's most famous ranch.” The sprawling acreage of this North Texas ranch is located 20 miles north of downtown Dallas and, although the long-running television series Dallas has been off the air for several years, the mansion and grounds are still a popular place to visit. Tram tours carry guests on a voyage through the history of the series every half-hour throughout the day. The Ewing mansion is the key point of the tour, offering insight to the characters and filming of the series.
This facility houses two public art galleries, a variety of craft rooms, a dance studio, and a large multipurpose hall.
Located in the historical 1896 Courthouse-on-the-Square, the museum houses historical exhibits related to Denton County and special collections. Genealogical information including family histories, Denton County photographs, and cemetery records as well as tours and Traveling Museum outreach program are available. The courthouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
This Victorian house was built in the Queen Anne style and has been restored for use as a house museum, telling the story of life in Denton at the turn-of-the-century. Tours are available Tuesday through Saturday. Check for special programs offered.
This 100 seat, 40 foot high domed theater features a Digistar II projection system that can reproduce the current day's sky or the sky as it might have looked millions of years ago.
Commuting is a fact of life for tens of million of Americans. In suburban Dallas, there is the Interurban Electric Railway that commemorates some of the significant developments in urban transportation. Between 1908 and 1948 the Texas Electric Railway ran from Dallas to Denison, among many other routes throughout Texas. The primary stop between these locations was in Plano, which is now the site for the Interurban Railway Museum. Plano decided to renovate the station into a museum to recognize the importance of the station as a sign of technological progression. The electric railway car was an important advancement of the traditional steam engine. The museum features pictures, displays and artifacts from the Texas Electric Railway. You can even tour one of the train cars. A must visit for those interested in railway history.