There are several organizations dedicated to preserving our heritage and telling Grapevine’s story of perseverance, ingenuity and foresight. Please take time to visit their websites and learn all you can about the city’s colorful history and the groups that make a difference in the quality of life here in Grapevine.
The Grapevine Historical Society provides citizens excellent opportunities to learn and share the history of the Grapevine area. New members are always welcome!
Historic Preservation Commission
The Historic Preservation Commission was created to maintain historic traditions of the city and preserve the historical value of Grapevine. The HPC determines historical landmarks and districts based on historical and architectural significance. They also review and approve restoration design proposals for Grapevine projects in historically designated areas.
The Grapevine Heritage Foundation is a non-profit community organization committed to protecting and preserving the city of Grapevine. The group works to educate all generations about the historic places and cultural resources that make Grapevine unique and distinguished. The Foundation members have worked together to preserve the 1940’s Art Deco Palace Arts Center and Lancaster Theatre on Main Street in downtown. They also oversee the Heritage Center, which includes the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, art galleries, and a historical museum.
Nash Farm is the oldest intact farmstead in Tarrant County. Visitors can tour the settlement and learn about survival needs like food and water sources, windmill and farming techniques, and various hands on activities.
Admission is free and the grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk. Bring a picnic and enjoy your afternoon on the farmstead. Tours are available for groups and schools, and there are exciting special events almost every weekend.
The Nash Farm Pole Barn is available for parties, weddings and meetings, and is the perfect venue for all occasions. Call or stop by for more information!