Just who is the Forney Historic Preservation League and what do we do?
The Forney Historic Preservation League, Inc., a non-profit IRS 501(c)3 organization, has been promoting the preservation of Forney’s heritage since 1985.
Initially organized to fight a proposed zoning change in one of the town’s historic residential neighborhoods, the FHPL early on expanded its focus.
- To identify and document historic sites, structures, objects and districts in and about the City of Forney, Kaufman County, Texas; and to engage in activities which will preserve those sites, structures, objects and districts.
- To develop detailed plans for the preservation of historic structures, sites and objects and for future development within the designated historic districts.
- To research and publish educational materials on the history and architecture of said structures, sites, objects and districts.
- To increase the community’s awareness and appreciation of its heritage as reflected in its historic structures, sites, objects and districts.
- To maintain and operate historic places for the public benefit.
- To acquire, restore and sell endangered historic structures, sites, etc. to prevent their demolition.
- To promote through the establishment and operation of a museum program that will bring about a better understanding and appreciation in the community of the history, culture and natural environment of the Forney area.
- To conduct any and all other business necessary for the implementation of the foregoing purposes.
“When we lose an historic place, we lose a part of who we are.”
-National Trust for Historic Preservation
Forney Historic Preservation League
PO Box 317
Forney, TX 75126