Historical Events

GPHO Awards

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, GPHO recognized local citizens and groups at the GPHO awards ceremony. The presentations were held at the Historical Organization Building/Museum. The Dechman and Goodwin awards had previously been awarded through the GP Historical Commission. The Historical Organization board will continue these awards each year.

2017 Dechman AWard

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GPHO President Stephanie Moreno presenting the Dechman Award to RHO Kappa Honor Society, the Herb Summers Chapter of South Grand Prairie High School, Sarah Terrace, sponsor. Accepting the Award is AnnMarie Tipps, co sponsor.

Ms. Terrace, along with Ms. Tipps and others, have encouraged the Honor students who are juniors and seniors, a love and appreciation of history, especially for the city of Grand Prairie. They have been involved in several projects of historical interest over the past three years.

2017 Goodwin Award

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GPHO President Stephanie Moreno presenting the Goodwin Award to Regina Shumaker member of the board of the Grand Prairie Genealogical Society. Regina, and her husband Lynn, with a dozen GP Genealogical Society members, have been listing and digitizing all of the graves in every Grand Prairie Cemetery. This began in the spring of 2008 and will be finishing the final cemetery by 2018. Every person buried in the cemeteries is listed, along with a photograph of the headstone or marker, on the Genealogical Society website gpgstx.org.

Pioneer Day

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Grand Reopening of Antioch Life Park Cemetary

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Antioch Life Park Cemetary invites you to witness our Veteran's American flag placement ceremony, see the recent cemetary improvements and enjoy refreshments as we celebrate Memorial Day.

Monday, May 29th
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
(Come and go as you please)
Flag Planting Ceremony at 1:30 pm

2049 Avenue D, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051

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United States History Recognized in Grand Prairie

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Rho Kappa at South Grand Prairie High School (GPHO Life Member group), is an honors social studies group under the direction of Sarah Terrace (GPHO Life Member), whose students researched the support of Grand Prairie in this historical world event.

The program included:

  • Presenting the colors and the Pledge of Allegiance
  • The opening prayer was from the Campaign Prayer Book, which was published and distributed to American Service personnel in World War I.

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Time to Renew Your Membership

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Become a member and be THE FIRST TO KNOW about the GP Historical Organization's events coming up for 2017.

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The Grand Prairie Independent School District currently serves more than 26,000 students within the Dallas County boundary of Grand Prairie. There are 39 campuses which consists of 23 elementary schools, eight middle schools, one ninth grade center, three high schools, two alternative schools, one collegiate institute and one arts academy. This is a long way from their humble beginnings in 1902. By 1904 ten formal grades had been formed. The next year the first school bonds were issued totaling $8,000. The money built a two-story building at 214 West College Street to create Grand Prairie High School. In 1911, the first graduating class with only four students completes the high school program. The high school moved to its current location in 1951.

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Historical Marker Reception

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Historical Marker Reception

A reception is being hosted by the Grand Prairie Historical Organization for the homeowners and property owners of the historical marker sites in Grand Prairie. Please plan on attending. Stephanie Moreno will give a presentation of the marker sites along with details of some exciting upcoming events.

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1953 Baseball Team

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