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Denton County African American Museum

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Address: 317 West Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201
Phone Number: +1 940-349-2865
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The three rooms that make up this museum were once home to families who...

The three rooms that make up this museum were once home to families who lived in the African American community of Quakertown in Denton, Texas. The museum is now home to artifacts that tell the stories of those families, and many more. The stories that will not be forgotten are told through photographs and information about many of the African American families from 1875, when they first came from Dallas seeking a better life.

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Under renovation, but still interesting on the outside

When I came by on a Saturday between 10-2 when it was supposed to be open, I found out that the site was under renovation. However, I read the plaque outside (it's really called... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 May 2016
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

When I came by on a Saturday between 10-2 when it was supposed to be open, I found out that the site was under renovation. However, I read the plaque outside (it's really called the Quakerton House, named after the community from which it was moved), and walked all around the outside. I'm looking forward to it's re-opening in a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

Stopped in here when I toured the Bayless-Selby house. What a great display!! The history was well documented and photographed! Very interesting items!!! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative! Definitely a must-see when you come to Denton!!!!

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Krum, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

Love how they moved these old houses to downtown, the history is amazing but they could add more furniture.

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

This museum is free, and it is worth taking note of how different this is than most other museums. In most museums, you see the finery and how fancy things were. In this home,while it is clean and restored, it is nothing fancy. They lived a very plain existence in a very well maintained but humble abode. It is very... More 

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Argyle, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

Very much appreciated the pictures and information posted on the walls as well as an excellent guide. She had lots more information to share! Learned much about local african american history as well as more about what happened nationally.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

The Denton County African American Museum was actually one of my favorite museum experiences I have had! Although it is very small, we spent probably 45 minutes there. A docent gives you a tour, and ours was very knowledgeable and did a great job. We were able to ask tons of questions and have some interesting conversation about the history... More 

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