EDGEWOOD HERITAGE PARK MUSEUM
Edgewood Heritage Park was founded in 1976 as a bi-centennial ongoing project that is owned and operated by the Edgewood Historical Society. This outdoor museum encompasses authentically restored and furnished structures representing rural life in East Texas circa 1900 and is situated on 17 lots in the center of Edgewood (on US Hwy 80 — 50 miles east of Dallas.)
The mission of Edgewood Heritage Park Museum is to collect, preserve and teach the rural culture of East Texas. Located on several blocks in downtown Edgewood, the park uses its preserved historic buildings to ensure present and future generations an opportunity to study and celebrate their heritage through the authentic architectural exhibits. The park as a whole is the destination of tourists in search of an historical attraction void of the hustle and bustle associated with the metropolitan areas.
Educational programs are offered to schools with the emphasis on the third and fourth grades. During the tours, students experience activities of yesteryear through demonstrations by costumed and trained docents.
The film industry has chosen this quiet, rural village as the setting for scenes in several television productions. Many photographers, amateur and professional, have taken some great shots for the private use and well as many published articles.
The Church in the Wildwood and the park grounds are popular sites for weddings and community events. Whether planning that special wedding day, a family reunion, a business conference, or a company picnic for the employees, Heritage Park Museum is the perfect setting.