Farmers Branch Historical Park

2540 Farmers Branch Lane
Farmers Branch, TX 75234


Ask for: Danielle R. Brissette

Next Event Date

Oct 2, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Day in a One-Room School House

Oct 2, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Did you know that Farmers Branch was home to the first school building in the Republic of Texas? Run by Mary Ann West, the log cabin was built by her husband and run by Mrs. West to teach the children of our community. Come and tour a more recent version of a one-room school house - the original 1900 school built here in Farmers Branch! Sit in the old desks, write with chalk on slate tablets, and say the Pledge of Allegiance to a 45 star flag. A historic school marm will be on hand to teach lessons and, if students behave poorly, demonstrate just how a dunce cap worked. This event welcomes families, supervised children, and adults. More information available on our website at or by contacting the Historical Park at 972.406.0184 or