How it all began

On a cold day, February 12, 2004, ten Anna “girls” gathered around the wood burning stove in the Sherley Brother’s Hardware Store in Anna, Texas.

Built in 1889, the hardware store is part of a large two story red brick building that houses the hardware store on the first floor and a funeral home and embalming room on the second floor. Connected to the north side of the brick building is a large wooden structure with barn like doors on the east and west ends. The wood structure still houses two hearses, one horse drawn, and a 1924 Lincoln auto.

The ten ladies were talking, laughing and remembering their youth. In the process they noted that places, names, and events that should be recorded for the future. The ten ladies were:

Jan Miller                  Linda O’Neal

Sue Chandler            Sue O’Neal

Quincy Rollins          Laura Collins

Saundra Griffin         Kathy Sherley

Judy Harlow              Dana Adams

Officers were elected.

Jan Miller, President – Linda O’neal, Vice President – Dana Adams, Secretary & Treasurer

 

 

 

Dateline 03/17/2019…

GREAT NEWS!! (Sorta)

Sorry about the premature announcement. The revised date will be posted soon. We are likely looking at a date in May.

Long awaited dedication ceremonies for the Sherley Heritage Park project have been scheduled for April 13, 2019. There will be dedication ceremonies for the H&TC Railroad Depot and for the Collin McKinney Statue. Many related events are scheduled as well. This will be a multi-location event.

Complete details with times, locations, and descriptions of the events will follow soon on this site…

 

 

 

 

 

Bert’s Corner

See Bert’s Corner for a historical review of the old Anna Depot and photos of how it looks now and what will look like when it is restored.

(Updated November 28,2018)

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 LUNCHEON AND STYLE SHOW

 

 

OCTOBER 1st, 2106 DAVE TANNER TEXAS TALES FUND RAISER

 

 

March 3, 2018

First Annual Collin McKinney Texas Independence Day Luncheon

 

 

OCTOBER 6th, 2018 LUNCHEON AND STYLE SHOW

 

December 8th, 2018 Christmas Bake Sale

 

 

Anna Depot Relocation and Restoration Project

THE ANNA DEPOT NEARING ITS FINAL HOME

In the beginning the major goal of AAHPS was to rescue the original Houston and Texas Central Railroad train depot  from a field in Anna and relocate it to a site near its original location.

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Cemetery Maintenance and Restoration

Anna Area Historical Preservation Society is focused on preservation of important artifacts around and about the Anna, Texas area. None of these artifacts are more important than the cemeteries and family plots scattered around north Collin County, Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

Erection and Maintenance of Historical Markersqtq80-S3jFCq
It is essential to share Anna’s history with others. That is why erection and maintenance of historical markers is so important.

 

 

Anna Area Homes Having Historical Significance

Many homes in the Anna, Texas area have historical significance. This page has pictures of some of the homes with accompanying data.

 

 

 

 

Jan and Virgil Miller tell the background and

history of the Sherley Store in Anna