Spring is Blooming in Carrollton at the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum
Enjoy bluebonnets and other wildflowers during Spring Blooms at the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum (1509 N. Perry Road) on Saturday, April 13 from 5-7 p.m. in the beautiful 10-acre setting of Pearl Perry Gravley Park.
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.
Registration includes a photo taken by a professional photographer on-site (one digital image per family) during a scheduled time slot. The free digital copy will be professionally edited and sent within two to three weeks. Sitting times are limited and registration is required by Friday, April 12. Admission is $10 for residents and $12 for non-residents.
“Spring Blooms is even more exciting this year,” Museum Curator Cody Scallions said. “With the landscaping and the addition of the new Milburn Gravley Gazebo named after one of Carrollton’s former mayors, the City is ushering in a new look to an older property. We are excited to invite everyone back to the park for fun, snacks, and of course, memorable photographs.”
Scallions said the scheduled 30-minute interval slots shorten the time spent waiting in line and ensure everyone receives the quality time needed with the photographer to capture that perfect moment.
Register at cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow for sitting times between 5 and 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.
After Spring Blooms, visit Historic Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street) for another nostalgic flashback at Saturdays on the Square from 6-8 p.m. The City will host karaoke with hit tunes everyone knows and loves. So grab your flannels and fanny pack, and join us for an evening of ‘90s fun with dances like the Cabbage Patch, the Tootsee Roll, or maybe even the Macarena under the stars.
While waiting for a debut moment on the microphone, have a blast playing the Perfection game or see who can achieve the highest number of revolutions at Skip-It.
To register for Spring Blooms, visit cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow under the Community section or call 972-466-9810 for more information.