The Courthouse- on- the Square- Museum will be open for visitors during First Friday Denton from 5 – 8 pm. The Museum is located inside the Courthouse at 110 West Hickory, Denton, Texas. All Courthouse Museum programs are free and open to the public. You can check out the following exhibit this Friday.
BIG WHEELS TURNIN’: The Evolution of Transportation in Denton County
Much of Denton County’s growth can be traced back to some form of transportation. Early days saw the hardships of Peters Colonists arriving by wagons and visitors coming by stagecoaches. Industrial development followed settlement of the area and cattle driving and railroads that brought prosperity and growth to the county. The creation of the automobile in the early 1900s revolutionized transportation yet again. Eventually the early roads, usually in terrible condition, saw improvement with farm-to-market roads and iron bridges that allowed farmers easier transport of their produce. Eventually the development of high-speed travel, such as airplanes, I-35 and the Denton County Transportation Authority, evolved Denton County into what we know today.
This exhibit marks the first time exhibit labels are provided in English and Spanish. In addition, QR codes appear throughout for those with smart phones/tablets to learn more about Denton’s rich history. Two I pads are available in the gallery for visitors to further interact and engage with the exhibits. Finally, the West Gallery has been transformed into a media room providing an opportunity to view new and past films about transportation.