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Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Forney: Spellman Museum of Forney History


Exhibit of early Forney History
Exhibit of early Forney history

The museum’s focus is the history of Forney and the surrounding area from pre-history to post-WWII. Originally on the 2nd floor of the City Hall building, the museum is home to a number of artifacts and photographs that reflect the history of Forney, TX. Topics include Native Americans, wildlife, early settlers, the agricultural industry, the Great Depression, and more.


Location

  • 200 South Bois d'Arc
  • Forney, Texas
  • 75126

Contact

Hours & Fees

  • Wednesday — 11 am – 6 pm
    Thursday — 11 am – 8 pm
    Friday — 11 am – 6 pm
    Saturday — 11 am – 6 pm

    Group tours by appointment. Call 972-552-2400.

     

  • Free but donations are appreciated.


Map & Directions

From Dallas, take US80 east to the Broad Street/FM688 exit. Turn right on S. Bois d’Arc which is the second light. The Spellman Museum is a red brick building on the right side at the corner of S. Bois d’Arc and Main Street.  From Terrell, take US80 west to the Pinson Road/740 exit and use the overpass to cross the highway. Turn left on Broad Street then right onto S. Bois d’Arc. The Spellman Museum is a red brick building on the right side at the corner of S. Bois d’Arc and Main Street.


The Spellman Museum of Forney history reopened in the fall of 2016 in newly-renovated buildings in the heart of downtown.  Exhibits, artifacts, murals, and interactive games tell the story of Forney's earliest settlers and the generations who came after them. Open Wednesday through Saturday with free admission.

 

Photo Gallery

Click on any image to view the photo gallery.

  • Spellman Museum