Monday, January 17, 2022

Flower Mound celebrates grand opening of Gibson-Grant Log House

Flower Mound Mayor Derek France cuts the ribbon on the Gibson-Grant Log House on Saturday, photos courtesy of the town of Flower Mound

Over the weekend, the town of Flower Mound celebrated the grand opening of the historic Gibson-Grant Log House with a ribbon-cutting event on Saturday.

The cabin was discovered hidden in the walls of a home that was about to be demolished in May 2015. Historians determined the log cabin property was part of a Republic of Texas Land Grant patented in 1854 by William Gibson, and built with logs that were cut between 1857-60, making it one of the oldest standing structures in the area. After the discovery, the town acquired the property and made plans to restore it and open it to the public, a years-long plan that has come to fruition.

“The Gibson-Grant Log House provides all of us with the unique opportunity to travel back in time, experience life on the Texas frontier and get a glimpse into how some of Denton County’s earliest settlers lived,” the town of Flower Mound said in a news release.

The house will be open to the public, free of charge, on Fridays from 1-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During those times, residents can step back in the past and learn more about what life was like in Flower Mound in the 1860s.

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Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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