Historical Events

Pioneer Day

GPISD

Grand Reopening of Antioch Life Park Cemetary

GPISD

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

More information available at (888) 485-5152 and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

United States History Recognized in Grand Prairie

GPISD

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.

Read more...

May Meeting

Grand Prairie Historical Organization Building/Museum
1516 W. Main Street, Grand Prairie, TX 75050 (Old Bankhead Highway)

Join us for a history of Bass & Hays foundry. Speaker, Paul Mayfield VP of Sales, will present this history. He has been employed with Bass & Hays for 34 years.

Located in Grand Prairie by the old US naval Air Base, the Land was purchased in the 1930's by founder, Marvin Hays, and was the original home in this area to the Hays family. Bass & Hays has produced gray iron castings for many years. The company remains 100% family owned and operated.

LUNCH $10.00 *** Please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Before NOON on Wednesday, May 17th.

Time to Renew Your Membership

GPISD

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

Latest Posts

GPISD

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.

Read more...

Historical Marker Reception

Historial Landmark

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.

Recognize Anyone?

1953 Baseball Team

The caption just states "1953 Baseball". This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and let us know.