Old Town Keller Foundation
133 Bates Street
Keller, TX 76248
of the Old Town Keller Foundation, a 501c3 public charity, is to increase
awareness and appreciation for the history of Keller and to support the
development and enhancement of the Old Town Keller district. The Foundation will seek to identify heritage sites
significant to the area’s 19th century origins and will seek to
preserve the artifacts and the collective memory of the early 20th
Century and of the mid-century years so critical to the emergence of today’s
Keller, as impacted by the surrounding Cross Timbers region.
One of our projects is the establishment of an historical archive, which you may access here. The archive is part of the information available at the UTA Special Collections. A link to the collections is also found on the Links Page.
The Wild Rose Heritage Center:
The Jarvies House at 124
South Main was moved to 133 Bates in October 2013 and opened October 7, 2014 as the
Wild Rose Heritage Center. The Center provides a focus for the artifacts and memories of the history of the
Keller area. Its activities will include
monthly Heritage Luncheons with speakers highlighting our history; events
targeting specific community groups; displays of Keller heritage topics;
children’s history related activities and our History Youth Ambassador Program;
a proactive search for early Keller residents and/or their descendants culminating
, in many instances, with video interviews.
The Center also will offer rooms for group meetings and activities, a
Keller Visitor/Information Center, a small gift shop, and gardens featuring
Texas friendly and Keller familiar plants and flowers. For more information go to the Jarvies House page. We have lots of pictures on our Facebook Page.
If you would like to assist us in our projects by becoming a member or with a donation, click here.