History & Culture

Denton County History and CultureThe Denton County Office of History and Culture operates the 1896 Courthouse-on-the-Square and the Denton County Historical Park.


The Denton County Office of History and Culture aims to educate and engage our visitors by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the culture and history of Denton County.

Place of Learning

We are a place of learning and discovery that provides educational opportunities and learning resources to the Denton County community as a public service of the local county government. Some of the ways we do this is by: 

  • Offering:
    • Community programming
    • Historical lectures
    • In-school presentations
    • Museum tours
  • Maintaining a collection of artifacts and documents that have historical significance for preservation and posterity

Visit Us

We invite you to join the conversation about history and education in the county and explore the many benefits that are available to you through the Office of History and Culture. Our office is open to everyone whether you are interested in volunteering, donating, touring, or just simply want to drop by. We can’t wait to meet you!

Historical Commission

The purpose of the Denton County Historical Commission (DCHC) is to preserve, protect, and promote the history of Denton County. The DCHC works closely with the Texas Historical Commission, a state agency for historic preservation.

View more on the Denton County Historical Commission (DCHC) page.