Thursday, August 5, 2021

Ghosts of Southlake Past at Medlin Cemetery

The Southlake Historical Society invites everyone to its sixth annual Ghosts of Southlake Past cemetery tour on Saturday, November 2, in the historical Medlin Cemetery, 1130 Trophy Club Drive, Trophy Club. Tours will begin at 4:30 and 6 p.m. and will last about 40 minutes.

Appearing will be Southlake City Councilman Ronell Smith as Bob Jones, who went from slavery to success, and Trophy Club Mayor Nick Sanders as merchant William Prewitt.  Other local people will tell the spirited stories of Joseph Loving, who at age 52 joined the Confederate army with his son; Mittie Medlin Harris, the young woman who died in childbirth and was the first person buried in the cemetery; Almeady Chisum Jones and Eugie Jones Thomas, women of strength and integrity; and hard-working mom Millie Prewitt. All re-enactors will be dressed in period clothing.

Participants should bring a small flashlight, wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.  The tour will be held rain or shine.

A limited number of tickets will be available the night of the event. Tickets are required and can be purchased at www.southlakehistory.org.

The First Annual Wildflower Buffalo Stomp is on November 15

The Southlake Historical Society and the city of Southlake invite you to join them at 2 PM on Sunday, November 15, 2015 for the city’s first annual Wildflower Buffalo Stomp at the Southlake Log House located in Bicentennial Park. (The log house sits under the Southlake water tower at the White Chapel Blvd. entrance.)
Participants will stomp wildflower seeds into a newly-named wildflower area, the Blossom Prairie Wildflower Meadows, that surrounds the log house.
In the late 1800s, settlers heading west by wagon train along FM1709 would have stopped for the night at a campsite known as Blossom Prairie for the night. The nearest lookout point (Indians still populated the area) was a high point called Bunker Hill, where the Southlake Log House sits today.
The stomp event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Emily Galpin at galpineh@verizon.net.

Historical Photographs of Southlake Art Exhibit will be held this September

The City of Southlake along with the Arts Council Northeast and APEX Arts League will present an art exhibit and reception, called A Walk Through Time: Historical Photographs of Southlake on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the Southlake Town Hall Lobby, 1400 Main Street.

Complimentary wine will be served as well as dinner, provided by Feedstore BBQ. This event is free and open to the public.

Photography is presented by the Southlake Historical Society, promoting the preservation, understanding and appreciation of Southlake’s history. Photo canvas enlargements are provided by Priority Signs and Graphics.

For additional information about this event, please contact the Community Services Department at (817) 748-8019.