Happy Birthday Plano!

To commemorate Plano's 150th birthday, the Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation has produced the book, "Plano (Past & Present)". The book will be available July 17, 2023. "Between 1960 and 1970, Plano, Texas experienced a population increase of 384 percent. Enrollment for new students skyrocketed, and the Plano Independent School District soon needed more schools. … Continue reading Happy Birthday Plano!


In Memory of Sid Wall

Sid Wall It is with great sadness that we share the news that Sid Wall, one of the founders of the Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, passed away last Wednesday. Sid also served as president of the Conservancy's Board of Directors for many years. Sid was also a master illustrator, who volunteered his time and … Continue reading In Memory of Sid Wall

Remembering Coach John Clark

 Inside the asphalt boundary of Alma Drive, Legacy Drive, Spring Creek Parkway and Central Expressway, John Clark Stadium stands tall. How many Plano newcomers and younger generations know John Clark's importance to Plano?  One of my college professors was fond of saying, “ _________ didn’t just fall out of the sky!”. This is definitely true … Continue reading Remembering Coach John Clark

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023

Next Monday, January 16, 2023, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The holiday is celebrated on the  third Monday in January. “MLK Day”  has been a federal holiday since 1986. This means that the holiday does not always fall on Martin Luther King Jr.’s true birth date, January 15.  There will be numerous events to celebrate MLK Day in our … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023

Story Time Is Back!

Story Time is Back at the Interurban Railway Museum!Starting Friday January 13th at 11:00 a.m.  Come on down and meet Cindy Boatfield and Motorman Harold! Our Americans With Disabilities Act construction project is complete. We are now resuming our regular activities, including story time, at the new and improved Interurban Railway Museum.   After story … Continue reading Story Time Is Back!

Books Make Great Stocking Stuffers!!!

Learn more about the history of Plano and the Interurban Railway with these books available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon and the Interurban Railway Museum. Plano Football and Integration- The year 1964 was momentous for civil rights as Congress passed the Twenty-fourth Amendment and Texas's own Lyndon B. Johnson unveiled his plan for the Great Society. That same year, … Continue reading Books Make Great Stocking Stuffers!!!

Share Your Story- The Texas Freedom Colonies Project

  The Texas Freedom Colonies Project puts freedom colonies on the map, on policy agendas, and at the center of Texas history. "Our goal is to prevent the erasure, destruction, and decay of cultural properties within settlements in partnership with descendant communities. Cultural properties include home/farmsteads, churches, and schools. The Texas Freedom Colonies Project is … Continue reading Share Your Story- The Texas Freedom Colonies Project

Plano’s Pagoda On the Prairie

The following story is from the book "Hidden History of Plano", written by Mary Jacobs, Jeff Campbell and Cheryl Smith. Driving across the Texas plains in the late 1960s, you’d expect to see new subdivisions or fields with barbed wire and pastures. But a pagoda? Probably not.    Yet Plano did indeed have its very own … Continue reading Plano’s Pagoda On the Prairie

Douglass Community Fall Festival

It's been quite a month for festivals in Plano. Big crowds have enjoyed the Plano Train Show, the Plano Conservancy Archaeology Fair, the Plano International Fair and Apparition Expedition. Before we close out the month there's one more big October festival in Plano. The Douglass Community Fall Festival at the DART Douglass Community Mural Wall. … Continue reading Douglass Community Fall Festival

2022 Archaeological Fair October 8th

This Saturday the Plano Conservancy will celebrate Texas Archaeology Month with our annual Archaeoligical Fair. This will be our first fair since 2019 due to Covid-19. This is a FREE event with no registration required. Developed in 2002, the Archaeology Fair is an event which offers budding “junior archaeologists” an opportunity to participate in a … Continue reading 2022 Archaeological Fair October 8th