Historic Mesquite, Inc.

Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI) is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of identifying and preserving historic structures, identifying and securing historic designations for properties, and providing the public with the tools to navigate Mesquite history and culture. 
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About Historic Mesquite, Inc.

  • HMI is a nonprofit [IRS 501 (c)(3)], tax exempt organization dedicated to the preservation of and education about Mesquite history.
  • The organization is governed by a Board of Directors, who serve 3-year terms and can be re-appointed to an additional term.
  • HMI meetings are held once a month, normally on the fourth Tuesday. Call 972-216-6468 or 972-329-8529 for more information.
  • Other projects include:
    • Restoration of S.D. Lawrence house at Opal Lawrence Historical Park
    • Raising public awareness on historical preservation issues
    • Providing an educational speakers bureau
    • Writing historical marker applications
    • Continuing involvement with state and national preservation institutions
  • Memberships are available at different levels. All fundraising efforts go towards maintenance and restoration of historical properties and to a sustaining trust fund for the properties.

Upcoming Events

HMI has  major events scheduled for this fall.  For more information on any of the events, call our office at (972) 216-6468.

  • The Cynthia  Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit: A Woman OF Two Worlds and a Man IN Two Worlds, will open at the Florence Ranch Homestead, 1424 Barnes Bridge Rd., Sept. 11 and will run through Oct. 23.  The photo exhibit was created by the Texas Lakes Trail Region and the Texas Trail of Fame. It will run in conjunction with the normal tours and the cost is included in tour fees.  Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday with two Saturday open houses - Sept. 12 and Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The 4th Treasures Barn Sale will be held at Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 711 E. Kearney St., Oct. 16 and 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  On Saturday, craft vendors will be set up for an enhanced shopping experience.  A ticketed preview party will be held Oct. 15.  Watch for ticket sale dates.  Also, donations for the sale will be accepted Thursdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24, from 5 to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26, from 10 a.m. to noon.