Office of History & Culture

Denton museums: Past Present Future.

African American Museum

African American Museum

Built in 1904 in the Quakertown district of the City of Denton, the house is now home to the Denton County African American Museum. Its exhibits tell the stories of African American families in Denton 1875 — 1960s

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317 West Mulberry
Denton, TX 76201

(940) 349-2850

Bayless-Selby House Museum

Bayless-Selby House Museum

In February, 1998, the City of Denton announced an auction for the house that is now the Bayless-Selby House Museum. Mildred Hawk of Denton, a member of the Denton County Historical Commission, was the successful bidder. In April, 1998, Mrs. Hawk gave the house to the Historical Commission for restoration as a museum. In June, 1998, the house was moved to its present location on site in the newly-created Historical Park of Denton County, just a glimpse away from the historic Downtown Denton. Restoration took just over three years, and the house was opened as the Bayless-Selby House Museum September 29, 2001. September 24, 2005, Denton County Historical Commission dedicated and unveiled the first of Denton County's Historic Landmarks.

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317 West Mulberry
Denton, TX 76201

(940) 349-2850

Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

Opened in 1979, the Courthouse Museum is located on the 1st floor of the historic Courthouse-on-the-Square. The museum houses a variety of exhibits depicting Denton County history. Special collections range from primitive to modern Indian pottery, weaponry and early American artifacts.

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Cost is free

110 West Hickory
Denton, TX 76201

(940) 349-2850