Denton County boasts three museums in downtown Denton, Texas, including the historic Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, the Bayless-Selby House and the Denton County African American Museum (located at the Denton County Historical Park). The museums feature wonderful collections of photographs and artifacts that belonged to past and present residents of Denton County.
At the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, exhibits feature a vintage grocery store, a 1913 farm wagon, and an opportunity to design your own quilt square. Have a seat in the Theater Room and watch a historical film. Take in the historic Commissioners Courtroom on the second floor, and see rotating exhibits throughout the building. Visit the grave of John B. Denton on the lawn and admire the iconic architecture of the 1896 Courthouse.
Opening in 2020, view the exhibit Century of Action: Women and the Vote highlighting the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment. Follow the women’s suffrage movement through the proud, conflicted, and complex realties of its history. Hear the stories of the women who paved the way for future generations.
Denton County museums are always free and open to the public during regular hours.