Site Map &
the Peters Colony Historical Society
Come and join us !!!
Information about our next meeting:
on Monday, April 11, 2022 will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Carrollton
Public Library at Josey Ranch Lake, 1700 Keller Springs Road,
Carrollton, TX 75006 in the small environmental meeting room at the back
of the library.
month, Ann Christman, the Chair of the Keenan Cemetery Subcommittee,
will present an update on the cemetery preservation efforts. She was
involved with the presentation that was given to the Farmers Branch city
council a couple of years ago. She will also be talking to us about the
upcoming "Encounters From the Past" event at Keenan Cemetery later this
month. See details below. The beautiful flyer promoting this event is
attached to this email. It has been suggested that Peters Colony
Historical Society have a table at the event.
bylaws, April is the month when we vote for officers for the next
society year. Please let one of the current officers know if you are
willing to serve for the society year 2022-2023. The new officers will
be installed in May.
Encounters From the
Farmers Branch Keenan Cemetery, Friday, April 29, 2022, 7p.m. - 9
p.m. $5 per person, children 6 and under free; pre-registration is
requested. Meet many of the deceased citizens of North Texas who
have helped to shape Farmers Branch into the community it is today.
This lamp-lit tour will feature costumed actors taking on the roles
of these prominent citizens during an evening of storytelling,
history, and family fun. Tours depart every 15 minutes. Click the
link below and scroll down to April 29th where you can
choose your desired tour time to register for this event.
spring 2022 meeting date is May 9 when we will have our annual Show &
Tell meeting. Stay tuned for information about our interesting fall
meetings. The speakers for the September, October, and November meetings
have all been booked and confirmed.
President, Peters Colony Historical Society
We are an
organization that has worked diligently since September, 1971 to
preserve the history of the Peters Colony settlers of Dallas County and
The Peters Colony Historical Society (PCHS) publishes a journal called
Elm Fork Echoes. It was initially published semi-annually and is now
published annually. The society has also sponsored the publication of the
book Elm Fork Settlement: Farmers Branch and Carrollton which was
compiled and written by Georgia Myers Ogle. It has been republished and
is available for purchase from PCHSDC.
The Peters Colony Historical Society meets on the 2nd Monday of each
month from September through May (except December). The meeting starts
at 6:30 p.m. in Carrollton at the Josey Ranch Lake Public Library, 1700
Keller Springs Road on the southwest corner of Josey and Keller Springs.
We encourage you to attend our meetings. Guests are welcome and dues
which are minimal go towards preservation projects.
The Society mission and vision are:
To arouse interest in the past, especially the history of the
Carrollton, Farmers Branch, and surrounding areas.
To collect, preserve, and disseminate historical information such as genealogies, directories, papers and pamphlets, manuscript material, relics and material objects illustrative of life, events, conditions, and activities past to present.
Cooperation with officials, Societies or Associations in assuring the preservation of the records and archives of the community as well as preservation of historic buildings, monuments, markers, and trails.
Activities of the Peters Colony Historical Society
Publication of Historical Journals
Monthly Guest Speakers
Participation in Local Community Programs
with the Historical section in the Josey Ranch Lake Library
Fork Echoes – Yearly Publication that preserves facts and stories
Peters Colony Historical Society of Dallas County is a non-profit organization.
donations are used for the preservation of local area projects, including historical buildings, monuments, trails, markers, and the records and archives of the community.
Membership Information &
Constitution for more information