The Bankhead Highway was America's first all-weather transcontinental highway joining Washington D.C. to San Diego. It also just happens to run right through the middle of Garland. 2016 is the 100th anniversary of John Hollis Bankhead’s Federal Aid Highway Act of 1916. To celebrate this event that changed the way American's lived, the City of Garland will spend the year promoting the history of the Bankhead Highway.
The Bankhead Highway travels through Garland starting on the old bridges in Lake Ray Hubbard that were exposed during the recent drought, running through Downtown Garland on Main Street, and heading out of town via Miller and Jupiter Roads.
- What is the museum’s address?
- When is the Landmark Museum open? And why is it not open more?
- How much is admission to the Landmark Museum?
- Do you do field trips for schools, seniors, scouts, or private tours?
- Can I go inside the Tinsley-Lyles House or the 1910 Pullman Coach Car? And when will they be open to the public?
- What is inside the museum?
- How can I learn more about Garland history?
- What does the Garland Landmark Society do and how can I join?
- How do I volunteer?
- I am looking for historic Garland photos to purchase. Who do I contact?
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Heritage Crossing Coordinator
Office Location: Mailing Address:
Garland Landmark Museum Heritage Crossing
393 N. Sixth Street PO Box 469002
Garland, Texas 75040 Garland, Texas 75046
By appointment only, Monday through Friday.
Garland Landmark Society Mailing Address:
PO Box 462232
Garland, Texas 75046