Public Notice

Important Update on April 3, 2020: 

Out of an abundance of concern for the health and safety of all visitors, volunteers and staff due to COVID-19, the Courthouse-On-the-Square Museum and Denton County Historical Park will be closed until further notice. 

As always, we appreciate your continued support in preserving and sharing Denton County’s history and culture. 


Over the past few weeks, our lives have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To document this period in our history, we will be expanding Denton County Museum’s archives to collect information related to the effects of the coronavirus.

We want to hear from you, our Denton County residents.

How has your daily life changed? What are you feeling during these unprecedented times? What has been the biggest challenge? What is your family doing as you spend time together?

Share your stories, photos, videos and art by using #DentonCountyCOVID19 on social media. We are also collecting submissions at  

You can view the online archives here

Office of History and Culture

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The Denton County Office of History and Culture operates the 1896 Courthouse-on-the-Square and the Denton County Historical Park.

Our mission is to interpret our past, give context to our present, and provide a greater direction to our future. We are committed to the development and experience of Denton County history and dedicated to the cultural enrichment of our community. Our purpose is to welcome, inform, and inspire.

We are a place of learning and discovery that provides educational opportunities and learning resources to the Denton County community as a public service of the local county government. Some of the ways we do this is by offering museum tours, in-school presentations, historical lectures, community programming, and by maintaining a collection of artifacts and documents that have historical significance for preservation and posterity.

We invite you to join the conversation about history and education in the county and explore the many benefits that are available to you through the Office of History and Culture. Our office is open to everyone whether you are interested in volunteering, donating, touring, or just simply want to drop by. We can’t wait to meet you!

Contact Us:

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(940) 349-2850

110 West Hickory Street
Denton, TX 76201-4116