Museum Store

The Forney Historic Preservation League currently has these books available for purchase online, by mail, or in person at the Spellman Museum at 200 S. Bois d’Arc. More items are available for in-person purchase only at the museum gift shop.

forneycountry_f_improf_250x333“Forney Country: A History of Northwestern Kaufman County, TX” by Jerry Flook, and published by the Forney Historic Preservation League, 1997.

“Forney Country” traces the evolution of Forney and surrounding rural neighborhoods from their days as Indian hunting grounds to the conclusion of WWII. The oft-told tales of old Forney plus many newly rediscovered facts are woven into a fascinating narrative of community formation, social and cultural change, agricultural boom, and socio-economic decline., The text is liberally spiced with quotations form old-timers, helping bring the events to life for the reader. Some 400 historical photographs tell the story visually, most of them here made accessible to the public for the first time.

If you are researching family in Forney, this book is a must!

Basic hardbacks are also available for purchase on Amazon!


Hardback book Price: $45.00 (includes tax) S&H: $4.00
Hardback book – Collectors’ First Edition Price: $100.00 (includes tax) S&H: $4.00
Leatherbound book Price: $125.00 (includes tax) S&H: $4.00

Type of Book


FHPL Cookbook

FHPL Cookbook

This is an update to the cookbook originally published by the Forney Heritage Society. The Heritage Society has since disbanded, but the FHPL tries to continue the efforts to teach and preserve Forney’s history and heritage. The first cookbook proved very popular and was reprinted in 1990, 2001, and 2013.

This 2016 version keeps many of the tried and true recipes of the original while adding a few new dishes, too. Those familiar with Forney’s history likely will recognize some of the family names held by contributors. Names/Families include Criswell, Roland, Bryant, Feagin, Costello, Eudy, Dewberry, Townsend, Warren, and more.

Also includes an index, helpful tips, and historic photos of Forney. From appetizers to desserts, you’ll be sure to find something scrumptious in here!

Paperback book Price: $10.00 (includes tax) S&H: $4.00

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