Denton County Junior Historians

What is the Denton County Junior Historians?

Denton County Junior Historians is an opportunity for high school students (grades 9 to 12) to work together to discuss and engage in local history in new and interesting ways. Members attend meetings twice a month on Tuesday evenings, volunteer at special events, and work together on group projects. The projects include designing exhibits and working with historical artifacts from the museum’s collection. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to develop leadership skills, to give back to the community, meet new people, and engage in local history.

Denton County Junior Historians is designed to benefit both the students and the Office of History and Culture! As a historical organization, we understand the importance of engaging the youth of our community. We want the students to have a lasting appreciation for local history and carry the torch for future generations.

Life Skills

Students will cultivate important life skills such as: 

  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cooperation
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Organization
  • Public Speaking
  • Teamwork
  • Time-Management

Students will also be exposed to professional museum practices, taking on the role of curator and historian through special projects.

Interested Individuals

If you know a Denton County High School student who is interested in the Junior Historians program, please encourage them to fill out the Denton County Junior Historians Information Sheet (PDF) and email a recommendation letter to Kelsey Jistel by Friday September 18, 2020.

Latest News

On November 7, 2018, Denton County Junior Historians received its official charter as Chapter Number 933 of the Junior Historians of Texas from the Texas State Historical Association.

2019-2020 Denton County Junior Historians

  • Stephy Chirayath, The Colony High School
  • Isabela Malo, Northwest High School
  • Hannah Mohr, Homeschool
  • Mariela Neubauer, Guyer High School
  • Jackson Pope, The Colony High School
  • Sheridan Reeves, Ryan High School
  • Daniel Stolt, Denton High School
  • Sidney Towery, Little Elm High School
  • Margaret Troxclair, Little Elm High School

View the photo gallery of our Junior Historians.