About GPHO

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Grand Prairie Historical Organization is to promote and preserve the history of Grand Prairie, Texas by collecting, preserving and interpreting that history through committed volunteers who translate that to others while maintaining the highest standards of excellence.

Vision Statement

The Grand Prairie Historical Organization will be a vibrant organization through which people may encounter, explore and learn about the past. With diverse audiences and Dallas County’s unique heritage at its core, GPHO is intended to help those individuals an educational helps others understand the City’s rich heritage.

In pursuit of this vision, GPHO will:

  • Identify, collect, and exhibit significant historical materials related to Grand Prairie Texas and surrounding counties.
  • Conduct quarterly meetings that promote this history with speakers and programs that help translate the Mission and Vision Statements.
  • Provide leadership in the responsible preservation of, and public access to, these historical materials.
  • Encourage excellence in research, documentation, and interpretation of historical materials.
  • Foster an appreciation of the importance of historical materials to enrich public understanding of the past and present.
  • Promote pride in both individual and community heritage.
  • Respond to the community's needs to explore and examine issues critical to its past and application to contemporary life.
  • Provide support to historic preservation initiatives in Grand Prairie, Texas.
  • Maintain mutually beneficial relationships and alliances with educational institutions, the business community, government and other community organizations.

2018 Slate of Officers

At the November 16, 2017 meeting, the slate of officers for 2018 were presented and elected. The new officers beginning January 1, 2018 are:




The board would appreciate hearing from any of our members willing to fill a vacancy on the board or serve on a committee. Your involvement in the Grand Prairie Historical Organization is valuable to us. Please email president@gphistorical.com.

Upcoming Events


February 7 – 7:00 p.m.
Civitan Club meets

February 10th
Museum Open 2nd Saturday
10am to 2pm 1516 W. Main St., Grand Prairie, Texas 75050

February 12
Board Meeting at the GPHO Museum

February 13, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.
Relay for Life Planning Committee meets

February 15
GPHO General meeting Held at GPHO Museum
11:30am lunch and History of Dalworth High School

February 24 - Wine Tasting Fundraiser
6:30pm Held at Museum

February 27 – 7:00 p.m.
Relay for Life Team Captains

February 28
Fundraising Dining Out Anytime of the day
Beto's Mexican Restaurant
2530 W Interstate 20, Grand Prairie, TX 75052


March 10
MUSEUM OPEN - 2nd Saturday
10am to 2pm

March 17
Copeland Home Tour
10:00am– 2:00pm 125 S.W. Dallas St., Grand Prairie, TX 75051

March 20
Grand Prairie’s 109th Birthday