21 Jun, 2024

Plano 150: Women in Plano

March is Women’s History month and to celebrate it we recognize the contributions of the women of Plano. Over the last 150 years, women have provided support, direction, and leadership in building the community we celebrate today. A variety of photographs, journals, and textiles that showcase these contributions are on display now at the Genealogy […]

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Plano 150: Plano Education through the Years

2023 marks Plano’s 150th anniversary, and the Genealogy Center at Haggard Library is hosting displays to celebrate! The first display examines Plano education through the years.   Plano schools started in 1882 with the founding of the Plano Institute. The city bought the school in 1891 and took over operations. These first public school buildings did […]

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Postcards have been a quick, easy, and fun way to communicate with loved ones since the creation of the post office. Adorned with eye-catching images, postcards have been used to capture the people, places, and events of everyday life. Let’s explore some of Plano’s very own #ArchivesPostcard collection and the places they show! Clark Stadium […]

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Plano has grown tremendously since it was founded in the 1800s. Starting as a small community of farmers, Plano has grown to a city of almost 300,000 people. As part of this month’s #ArchivesHashtagParty, we’re comparing photos of the same location during Plano’s past and present. Do you recognize these #ArchivesOnMyStreet locations? J.W. Shepard Mule […]

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