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Denton County African American Museum

317 West Mulberry, Denton, Texas 76201 USA

“hear the stories”

Built in 1904 in the Quakertown district of the City of Denton, the house is now home to the Denton County African American Museum. Its exhibits tell the stories of African American families in Denton 1875 - 1960s. The museum received the County Best Practices Award from the Texas Association of Counties. In August 2008, the award was presented to  Georgia Caraway at the President's Reception at the Annual TAC Conference. The museum is one of 100 African American museums in the country  and one of 10 African American museums in Texas. Dr. Edwin D. Moten Collection. Dr. Moten and his family were early residents of Quakertown, residing in Denton from 1907-1920. He was the only African American physician in Denton County during that time period. In 1920, he and his family moved to Indianapolis. The collection includes more than 600 letters written by Dr. Moten to family, friends, and professional colleagues as well as photographs, postcards, medical records, medicine cases, his medical shingle from in front of his office, prescription pads and narcotics register from Denton County.

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317 West Mulberry
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