A year after the old Jarvies House was moved to 133 Bates St., it opened as the new Wild Rose Heritage Center.
The move was more challenging and took longer than expected, but it was a "project well worth doing," organizers said.
The new local history museum, events center and information center, run by the Old Town Keller Foundation, opened Oct. 7.
Foundation Chairwoman Cathie Jackson said she was thankful for all the help the foundation received while preparing to open the Heritage Center, which she called a "labor of love."
"The city staff has done everything possible to make it easy for us," Jackson said. "And the community has been very supportive."
Jackson went to the Keller City Council meeting after the grand opening to express gratitude for their support of the foundation’s "great addition for Old Town."
Jackson said the foundation has a lot of projects planned, but "this was the first and biggest." The museum includes antique furniture and a temporary exhibit showing local “women’s work” from the late 1800s. Other historical photos and artifacts are on permanent display.
Wild Rose, named for the flower the first Keller settlers found and used, will be open Fridays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.