Bankhead Highway Centennial Celebration - April 9

 

Cruise back in time as we revisit history!  See vintage automobiles, tour the grounds of the old Top O' Hill Terrace casino, see artifacts not often on display, visit the secret escape tunnel and hear about Top O' Hill Terrace's gangster-related past as well as the amazing tale of its transformation into a seminary.  Hear stories from local historians and authors about Tarrant County's colorful past, and enjoy entertainment and light refreshments in the historic Tea Garden that once hosted elegant parties for the rich and famous.

 

Actors portraying historical characters will attend, and guests are invited to participate in the Historical Character Costume Contest and possibly win a prize!  In the evening, guests can enjoy a vintage black-and-white film from the era in the actual room that used to house the casino.  Visitors will also be able to purchase books, videos and other Top O' Hill Terrace memorabilia.

 

Money raised at this event will be for a grant match from the Texas Preservation Trust Fund for much needed structural repairs.  

LOCATION

Arlington Baptist College • 3001 West Division • Arlington, Texas 76012