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

Post Date:03/11/2020 3:43 PM

SpringBlooms-imageEnjoy bluebonnets and other wildflowers during Spring Blooms at the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum (1509 N. Perry Road) on Saturday, April 18 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 craft for the little ones.

“Spring Blooms is an annual favorite for the City,” Museum Curator Cody Scallions said. “With the recent landscaping projects and the addition of the Milburn Gravley Gazebo named for one of Carrollton’s former mayors, the City continues to usher in an updated look to an older property. We invite everyone back to the park for fun, snacks, and of course, memorable photographs.”

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 17. Admission is $10 for residents and $12 for non-residents.

Register 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.

“Spring Blooms is about more than just a photograph,” Scallions said. “It is a reflection of how Staff can positively impact the community. Carrollton works very hard to cultivate the perfect place for families to come out, enjoy time together, and walk away with a captured memory. Giving families that special keepsake in a beautiful park is what this program is all about.”

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 at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays or by appointment.

To register for Spring Blooms, visit cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow under the Community section or call 972-466-6382 for more information.

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