guildlogoThe Allen Heritage Guild was established in 1996 as a project of Leadership Allen Class VII.  The Guild’s objectives are to create a sense of community spirit by providing service and implementing projects that create a distinctively positive image of Allen and to assure tomorrow’s heritage by recording past, recent and current milestones.

Past and present projects include:heritage_dam

  • Preservation of Allen Station Dam
  • Placement of historical markers around the city
  • Participation in revival of the Central Business District
  • Creation of a historical village
  • Restoration and renovation of St. Mary’s Baptist Church
  • Recorded oral history video
  • Worked with the City to produce “Tales of Allen” videos featuring: The Stone Dam, Allen History, St. Mary Baptist Church, Allen Telephone Company, Allen Cemetery, Sam Bass and Gang.
  • Thru a grant from the Texas Historical Commission, developed an “Historic Driving Tour of Allen” and produced photographic collages of Allen, featured at the Allen Heritage Center.
  • Worked to restore the Allen Christian Church and 2 bungalows at The Allen Heritage Village.
  • Developed a Museum housed at the Allen Heritage Center (Train Depot), with various exhibitions and special events including: Sam Bass Day in February, Flag Day in July and the first annual pie-baking contest in September.
  • Developing educational programs on Allen History

 

Allen Heritage Center Museum hours are: 2nd and 4th weekends of each month, Sat 10 am-2 pm, Sundays: 1-3 pm and by appointment.

 

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

 

Visit Allen Heritage Guild website.