Hood County grew by almost 25% from 2000 until 2014, and is expected to continue growing at a rapid pace. Suburban sprawl has brought dramatic change to our community. Preserve Granbury is working to preserve the charm and special sense of place that makes us all want to live in Hood County. Here are photos [...]
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You’re invited to Preserve Granbury’s 5th Annual Picnic & Business Meeting on Saturday, May 30, 2015. This year, the picnic will be held at the historic Preserve Granbury House located at 801 North Lipan Drive in Granbury. The business meeting will begin at 11:00am, followed by the outdoor picnic at noon. During the business meeting, the restoration [...]
Rehabilitation of the historic Gordon House in Granbury is underway and Preserve Granbury is proud to be part of its preservation. In March 2013, Preserve Granbury donated $26,000 to the City of Granbury for rehabilitation of the Gordon House and other historic buildings at the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center. This donation helped match the generous [...]
Save the Date! Preserve Granbury’s 2014 Party on the Peak will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 5 p.m. Party on the Peak features historic tours, panoramic views of the North Texas prairie, an authentic cowboy chuck-wagon dinner, and dancing under the stars. The party also features live and silent fundraising auctions of [...]
Historic Landmark May be Eligible for Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits The Brazos Drive-In Theatre in Granbury has been showing first-run movies since opening night June 5, 1952, when the theater featured The First Time, a “delightful family comedy” starring Robert Cummings and Barbara Hale. Featuring two cartoons each night, the Brazos charged 49 cents per [...]
During the Roaring ‘20s, Josephine Cogdell of Granbury moved to New York City. There, she met and married George Schuyler and contributed to Harlem’s cultural renaissance. Josephine and George were writers, and Josephine was a writer and artist. Their daughter, Phillipa, became a musical prodigy known as the “little Harlem genius.” Because Josephine had entered [...]
At Preserve Granbury’s Fifth annual Party on the Peak atop Comanche Peak on Oct. 5, 390 people had fun touring, eating, and dancing. Amidst all the fun, attendees raised approximately $42,000 for Preserve Granbury’s historic preservation projects and its educational and advocacy efforts in Hood County. National Chuck Wagon Cook Homer Robertson, along with other [...]
Attend Special Educational Seminars Presented by Preserve Granbury Preserve Granbury will present four seminars in November and December that will delve into Texas and Comanche history and examine how actual events became the stuff of legendary Texas folklore. The first seminar is Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. at the Hood County Library. It will feature [...]
Preserve Granbury is proud to bring a special exhibit, "Comanche Nation: The Story of Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker," to the Langdon Center from Oct. 26 through Dec. 18. The exhibit will be open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. You’re [...]
Preserve Granbury has reached full capacity for the 2013 Party on the Peak. We are taking names on a waiting list in case someone can't make the party. If you'd like to put your name on the 2013 Party on the Peak waiting list, please email email@example.com Thank you all for your support of Preserve [...]