History : Edgewood Heritage Park was founded in 1976 as a bi-centennial ongoing project, this outdoor museum encompasses authentically restored and furnished structures representing rural life in East Texas circa 1900. The purpose of the museum is to preserve the rural culture and architectural heritage of Texas to ensure present and future generations an opportunity to celebrate their heritage. The Village is the focal point of Downtown Edgewood, covering parts of three downtown city blocks, and is the site for many community celebrations. It is the destination of tourists in search of an historical attraction void of the hustle and bustle associated with the metropolitan areas. Educational programs are offered to schools with the emphasis on the third and fourth grades. During the tours, students experience activities of yesteryear through demonstrations by costumed and trained docents. The film industry has chosen this quiet, rural village as the setting for scenes in several television productions.