Farmersville Historical Society

A nonprofit organization

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$39,200 Goal

Farmersville Historical Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization formed to preserve the rich history of the Farmersville, TX area. In 1989, the Bain-Honaker House was donated to the historical society in public trust. Today we use the home to educate people on the founders of Farmersville, TX, and their way of life from the mid-19th century through WWII.

We also old many annual events at the house as well as community events, such as our Annual 1900 Day for the local elementary school, Old Time Saturday, Audy Murphy Day, and a holiday open house.  These events are for the benefit of the community and donations we receive from these activities and our Annual Spring Luncheon help cover the expenses for these events.  

The house is also open for tours on the first Saturday of each month from 11 am – 3 pm. Private tours are available by sending us an email at

Our motto is "Preserving Our Past For Our Future."


The goals and purposes of the society are to:

Encourage residents to preserve local historical structures and documents;

Preserve area cemeteries and support local cemetery associations;

Encourage and help homeowners apply for state historical markers;

Establish a city or society marker program;

Establish and maintain the Bain-Honaker Museum in Farmersville;

Preserve and collect old papers and documents to be placed in the library or other location;

Preserve and collect old photographs;

Record oral histories from Farmersville residents;

Serve as an educational resource for the community.


Constructed in 1865, the Bain-Honaker House requires a number of repairs and replacements the society has not yet been able to accomplish, examples of which are:

Sashes (4) for kitchen windows (est. $3,700);

Replacement of door moldings - 22 top corner pieces and 18 bottom pieces (est. $3,700);

Repair of upstairs bath ceiling resulting from leaks in roof (est. $1,800; the roof has been replaced); and

Repair and replacement of perimeter fencing/pickets (est. $30,000).

Total: $39,200

Equity Statement

Anyone interested in the goals of the society is eligible for membership.

Organization Data


Organization name

Farmersville Historical Society

Tax id (EIN)




Arts, Culture & Humanities, Community Improvement, Education - K-12

Operating Budget

Less than $100,000

Counties Served