The Office of History and Culture is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Denton County. We achieve this through generous donations made by individuals, businesses, and estates. The donations we receive help to strengthen our permanent collections and expand our knowledge on the history of our county. When you donate an item, not only is it under the best protection and care, but it then becomes available for others to enjoy and experience.
The Denton County Office of History and Culture is also raising funds to expand and revitalize the Denton County Historical Park. Owned by the citizens of Denton County, the Historical Park is a hub for residents and visitors to grow and learn together. It is located on Mulberry Street just south of the Denton Square. The park regularly hosts community events such as the Farmers’ Market, the Community Market, live music, storytelling, and more. The park is currently home to the Bayless-Selby House, a Queen-Anne Victorian style home (c.1898), and the Quakertown House (c.1904) which serves as the Denton County African-American Museum.
Donations will go towards the restoration of the Taylor Log Cabin, an 1860s log home originally located in Corinth, Texas. The home to descendants of the Taylor family until 1992. And, the Woods House (c.1890), a second house originally located in the historic African-American community of Quakertown in Denton. The house was owned by the Woods family. Help us preserve and celebrate Denton County’s unique history!
If you are interested in making a tax-deductible charitable contribution to the Office of History and Culture, please contact our Director, Peggy Riddle, or call her at 940-349-2852. You may also make an online donation.
You may mail your gifts to:
Denton County Office of History and Culture
110 W Hickory Street
Denton, TX 76201
If you are interested in donating an artifact to the Office of History and Culture, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).
You are welcome to fill out our Potential Donation Form (PDF) and send it to the Curator of Collections, Kim Cupit.
There are many opportunities to sponsor programs, exhibits, and other activities at the Office of History and Culture. Each sponsorship is custom designed to meet the goals and needs for the sponsor and will include appropriate recognition for the sponsor. Please contact the office of our director by emailing Peggy Riddle or calling her at 940-349-2852.