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Spring is Blooming in Carrollton at the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum

Post Date:03/14/2018 5:36 PM

Enjoy bluebonnets and other wildflowers during Spring Blooms at the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum (1509 N. Perry Road) on Saturday, April 14 from 5-7 p.m. in the beautiful 10-acre setting of Pearl Perry Gravley Park.Spring-Blooms-Red-Wagon

Bring the whole family for a leisurely afternoon of fun and games complete with photo opportunities, chocolate-chip cookies, lemonade, and a bluebonnet craft for the little ones. Sitting times are limited and registration is required by Friday, April 13. Admission is $10 for residents and $12 for non-residents.

Registration includes a photo taken by a professional photographer onsite (one digital image per family). The free digital copy will be professionally edited and sent within two to three weeks.

Museum Curator Cody Scallions said this year, wait times will be even shorter for Spring Blooms registrants due to scheduled 30-minute interval time slots.

“Attendees really appreciate the quality of the photography,” Scallions said. “We have used the same photographer for several years now and guests know they will get a good photograph. The Museum grounds are beautiful this time of year, with plenty of space for activities and room for families to spend quiet time exploring the area, enjoying the scenery, and basking in the sun.”

Sign up online for sitting times between 5-5:30 p.m.; 5:30-6 p.m.; 6-6:30 p.m.; and 6:30-7 p.m. Arrive at the appointed time, have your photo taken, and set the kids loose to enjoy the park. Some of the fun-filled activities include old-fashioned sack races, stick rolling, and hula hooping, along with coloring sheets for the kids (and the young at heart).

Participants can also take a walk around the outside of the rustic Perry Museum and the old barn. The homestead offers a glimpse of life as it was in North Central Texas at the turn of the 20th Century and was designated a historic landmark by the Texas Historical Commission in 1977. The interior will not be open for this event, but free scheduled tours are available on other days by contacting the Museum during their regular business hours.

To register for Spring Blooms, visit cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow under the Community section or call 972-466-9810 for more information.

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