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Its Only a Paper Moon new exhibit open now
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The third edition of the Garland Cemetery Walking Tour will be at the Garland Mills Cemetery (at Centerville Rd. & Commerce St.).  This is a self guided tour.  Guidebooks may be picked up at the Garland Landmark Museums on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guidebooks lead you through significant headstones telling stories of people and headstone symbolism. 

Gravestone rubbing materials are available free at the museum.  Please ask the staff to get your supplies so you can participate in this fun activity during your tour.

Garland Cemetery Walking Tour Third Edition
Garland Hands on History new exhibit opening December 1, 2022
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Geocaching is an outdoor adventure using GPS technology for a modern-day treasure hunt. To play, participants use a Geocaching app on a smartphone or a GPS device to navigate to cleverly hidden containers called geocaches.
Visit and set up a free account to get started. 

Thanks to a partnership with, Garland has its own GeoTour! You can find a complete list of Garland History GeoTour geocaches by visiting Garland's History GeoTour on

Download the official passport at and record your discoveries to earn a unique Garland trackable geocoin.

Downtown Through Time exhibit now open
  1. Apr 3
  2. Fire razes Garland Hotel in 1932

    On this day in 1932 a fire razed the beautiful Garland Hotel on the north east corner of the square at present day Fifth and State Streets.
  1. Apr 4
  2. Happy Birthday Plaza Theatre!

    Today, in 1941, the Plaza Theatre opened on the square at State and Sixth Streets.
  1. Apr 18
  2. Happy Birthday Garland!

    Today in 1891 Garland got its corporate charter.
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