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Spring Speaker Series: Red Light Districts in North Texas

Red Light Districts

Red River Historian and Story-teller Robin Cole-Jett sheds light on the history of Red Light Districts in North Texas! Join the Wylie Historical Society's Spring Speaker Series at the Smith Pucblic Library on Saturday April 22nd at 2PM.

Event is Free | Space is Limited | Registration is required Click Here

April 2023 | Wylie Historical Society


Wylie Flower Shop Celebrates 75 Years!

Wylie Flower Shop

April 16th Wylie's oldest retail business Wylie Flower Shop is celebrating 75th Anniversary!

April 29th Preservation Celebrationy

CCHC Awards 2023

Collin County Historical Commission’s 16th Annual Preservation Celebration and Awards Ceremony

Everyone is welcome, registration is required

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May 7th: Wylie 500 Pedal Car Races!

Wylie 500

Kids ages 2-5 will select a pedal car that has been provided and decorated by local merchants and race 500 inches down Ballard Avenue in heats of seven in historic downtown Wylie.

Winners will receive trophies in two age brackets (2-3; 4-5). The $15 entry fee includes a T-shirt and ribbon. Proceeds benefit area Special Olympics and historic downtown Wylie beautification.

Register today to ensure your spot. This is a rain or shine event.


  • Ages 2-3, Check-in 1 p.m. - Race Start Time 2 p.m.
  • Ages 4-5, Check-in 2 p.m. - Race Start Time 3 p.m.

Thank you to Title Sponsor Ballard Street Cafe in Downtown Wylie!

The Wylie 500 Pedal Car Race in historic downtown Wylie is presented by the Wylie Downtown Merchants Association, City of Wylie, and Ballard Street Cafe.

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May 13-14th Swiss Ave Home Tour 2023

Swiss Home Tour 2023

Swiss Ave Historic District's Mother's Day Home Tour

It is time again to come join us for one of the city's most anticipated Springtime events – this year celebrating its 50th Anniversary – The Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother’s Day Home Tour. Happening on Mother's Day weekend, Saturday, and Sunday, May 13th and 14th.

This weekend-long tribute to Dallas' historic past will feature a collection of the city's most fabulous Early 20th Century homes. There will be an open-air art fair, a vintage auto display, a children’s play area, live entertainment in Savage Park, free horse-drawn carriage rides, complimentary air-conditioned mini-coaches, and food trucks offering a variety of freshly prepared menu items, ice-cold beverages, and much more.

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Student Essay Competition 2023

Student Essay

The Collin County Historical Commission is hosting an art competition open to all K-12 students on the following topic:

What was life like as a Collin County student in the past compared to today?

Winning submissions will be chosen from each of the following categories:

  • elementary grades
  • middle school grades
  • high school

Winners will be recognized and will win prizes

To support your essay, please refer to Joy Gough's book History of Early Schools in Collin County, Texas 1846-1960 or> as a resource.

Please title your essay and use proper grammar and spelling. We encourage students to research and use evidence to support their thesis. Your essay needs to be a minimum of 500 words and include a workscited page.

Along with your submission, please list your name, age, grade, school, and a parent contact.

Please email your submission to by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2023.