Preserving and Promoting Allen's Heritage and Spirit.
The Allen Heritage Guild began in 1996 with a vision to protect Allen's history and heritage. Allen was first settled with Peter's Colony Land Grant Holders. With the arrival of the Houston and Central Texas Railroad in 1874 Allen began to grow. There were no roads or rivers for Allen farmers to transport crops to markets without the railroad. Allen has a historic Stone Dam which was specifically built to create a water reservoir for Steam Locomotives. The Guild maintains the Allen Depot Museum and Allen Heritage Village and has hours of operation for both. The Guild plans Special Events such as Sam Bass Day at the Depot and Fall Fest at the Village.
The Guild always needs volunteers to do a variety of tasks from docents & greets at Village Open Houses or Depot Hours, to display or parade float designers, to handymen and restorers, to researchers, to costume sewers, to entertainers, to craft demonstrators, to event or fundraiser planners and to techies with computer skills to maintain social media.