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, r
    • 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.

The 3rd Treasures Barn Sale, held at Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney St., will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 17 and 18.  Plan to come by and visit with our great volunteers, find a new favorite item, and support our preservation efforts.

A preview party will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 16, and will include a bowl of chili, a silent auction and first pick of the sale items.  Tickets are $15; only 50 will be sold.

All proceeds from the Barn Sale will go toward meeting our Challenge Grant.   If HMI can raise $15,000 by Dec. 31, an anonymous donor will match it!  For more information, please call the office.