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Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, Denton

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The Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square is the former courthouse of Denton County located in at the county seat Denton, Texas. The Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square was constructed in 1896. In addition to county offices, the "Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum" also calls it home. The courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Courthouse is also the final resting place of John B. Denton, the county's and city's namesake.
The Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum is located at the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square. The museum is one of three Denton County museums, which also include the Bayless-Selby House Museum, and the Denton County African American Museum.
The Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum focuses on the history and culture of Denton County. Exhibits include African American and Hispanic heritage, farming, weapons, dolls, Southwest American Indian and Denton County pottery, furniture, and special collections of American pressed blue glass, thimbles, Pecan folk art and quilts.
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  • Beautiful way to see the history of the pioneers and first settlers of Denton. The exhibit on display at the time was examples of the earthen and clay products that made Denton industry. The...  more »
  • It’s worth the visit for a free exhibition. The signage here is not great so we had to walk around first to later find-out that you can use any of the doors. Depending which direction you came in...  more »
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  • I've lived here for years and didn't know all of the local history. This great little museum that helped remedy that. Small, but packs in more than you would expect. Very interesting and informative displays. Some great antique items from Texas past too. The staff was friendly and helpful. The only downside is the parking. The museum is literally the center of the city center. Since there are so many fantastic shops and things to see here, you almost always have to park a block or two away. But then you get to pass by all the cool shops too, so not much of a downside.
  • Surprised by this little place! Loved the feel... employee was helpful and informative! Loved the “off the wall green screen!” Awesome touch. Had many many interactive & informative displays.

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