Open House at the Gibson-Grant Log Cabin
Hosted by The Flower Mound and Denton County Office of History & Culture
Saturday, August 11 at 8 AM – 12 PM
4801 Quail Run, Flower Mound, TX 75022-5022, United States
Join us Saturday August 11 from 8 AM -12 PM at the Gibson Log Cabin, located at 4801 Quail Run Road in Flower Mound, TX 75022 for an open house!
Learn more about the Gibson Log Cabin and how you can help the Denton County Office of History & Culture, the Town of Flower Mound, and the Mound Foundation during the cabin’s restoration process.
Parking is available across the street at Liberty Elementary School.
The Cabin’s Story:
In May 2015, developer Curtis Grant of Vaquero Development discovered a log cabin hidden in the walls of a home slated for demolition in Flower Mound, Texas. Grant heard rumor of the story of the logs in the walls from the previous owner and opened a small portion of the sheetrock to discover the logs for himself. He alerted officials at Denton County and the local historical preservation society in Flower Mound. Dr. David Stahle, Professor and Director of the Tree-Ring Laboratory at the University of Arkansas, was able to determine after coring the logs that the logs were cut between 1857 and 1860, dating the cabin to around 1860. The cabin sits on an approximate four acre site in West Flower Mound that was part of the Land Grant that was patented to William Gibson in 1854. The original cabin was 16 feet by 16 feet and a farm house was later built around it.