The Grand Prairie Historical Organization (GPHO) is a non-profit group working to preserve the history of the
city of Grand Prairie, Texas, by sharing that history through regular meetings with informative speakers,
involvement in the community, participating in events with the city, civic groups, the school district, and by
collecting and displaying historical archives in the GPHO museum.
In pursuit of this vision, GPHO will:
‚Ä¢Search out, collect, catalogue, properly preserve, and exhibit materials related to Grand
‚Ä¢Provide the opportunity for all who attend regular meetings to hear accurate historical
‚Ä¢Provide leadership for the collection, proper documentation, storage, and the preservation of
the collected historical materials.
‚Ä¢Stimulate an interest in research, collection, documentation, and preservation of historical
‚Ä¢Foster an appreciation of the importance of preserving historical materials to enrich the public
understanding of the importance that the past has in the future.
‚Ä¢Promote a pride in the heritage of both the community and the individuals who built and lived in it.
‚Ä¢Encourage and support the efforts of the citizens' initiative in historic preservation.
‚Ä¢Encourage mutually beneficial relationships and cooperative alliances with educational
institutions, city government, the business community, and other community organizations.
The Grand Prairie Historical Organization operates the Grand Prairie Historical Museum. In order to maintain and improve the museum that collects, preserves, and displays Grand Prairie's history and educates school children, residents and tourists about our history, we need funds for utilities; display furniture; purchase of Grand Prairie memorabilia; digitizing historical documents, scrapbooks, and artifacts; technological equipment and software to capture audio and visual oral history and to provide access to digitized records; and to increase awareness about our museum and other programs that achieve our mission.