Allen Heritage Guild Inc

A nonprofit organization

The Allen Heritage Guild (AHG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1996 as a project of the Leadership Allen Class VII.   The Guild’s mission is to further an understanding and appreciation of local history and heritage by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting cultural resources for the education and enrichment of present and future generations. Our moto is “preserving and promoting Allen’s Heritage and spirit”.


The Guild’s objectives are:

  • Create a sense of community spirit by providing service and implementing projects that create a distinctively positive image of Allen.
  • Assure tomorrow’s heritage by recording past, recent and current milestones.


The AHG holds several events per year to raise awareness of Allen’s rich history. Past and on-going projects include:

  • Curators of the Allen History Collection with business, church, family, residence, and transportation item assets totaling over 4,940 including artifacts, photographs and research materials at the Allen Train Depot Museum and Allen Heritage Village
  • Driving tour of Allen Historic Sites and History Scavenger Hunts throughout Allen
  • Preservation of Allen Station Dam
  • Established Allen Train Depot Museum with docent tours
  • Established vision for the Allen Heritage Village and furnished historic structures portraying Allen life through docent tours
  • Railroad History Day, FallFest at the Village, Christmas on the Prairie 
  • Placement of historical markers around the city
  • Community hosting partnering relationships with local non-profits and Leadership Allen
  • Restoration and renovation of St. Mary Baptist Church and Allen Christian Church 
  • Assist with production of historical videos
  • Developed the vision for a locomotive and caboose at the Allen Train Depot Museum to portray the importance of transportation in the development of Allen


The Guild meets monthly to discuss the status of current and proposed projects, and frequently features guest speakers on topics of historical significance.

Meetings are currently held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Allen Depot (100 East Main Street in Allen).


The Allen Heritage Museum’s mission is to acquire, protect, and preserve the unique physical and cultural history which reflects the city of Allen. Additionally, to research, exhibit, promote and publicize the rich historical and cultural heritage of the city for the benefit of residents and visitors.

“preserving and promoting Allen’s heritage and spirit…”


We need your help to bring Allen History to the citizens of Allen. Your support can be by volunteering for our events, joining our Guild and sharing your love of history, or donating funds so we can continue expanding the education programs and information signage at both the Train Depot Museum and Heritage Village.

Future projects include the development of expanded educational programs featuring aspects of Allen history to use for tours of the Allen Heritage Village and Allen Train Depot Museum.

Equity Statement

We believe that all individuals are welcome to our meetings to learn about Allen History, participate in sharing the knowledge through the Allen Heritage Train Museum and Allen Heritage Village, and provide input to achieving our mission.

Organization Data


Organization name

Allen Heritage Guild Inc

Tax id (EIN)




Arts, Culture & Humanities

Operating Budget

Less than $100,000

Counties Served



P.O. Box 226
ALLEN, TX 75013