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Mumentous

Date: Aug 10 - Oct 12, 2024
Step into the heart of Texas tradition with MUMENTOUS: Football, Glue Guns, Moms, and a Super-Sized High School Tradition.

This captivating exhibit, hosted in partnership with the Texas Lakes Trail Region, showcases the evolution of high school homecoming mums, offering a nostalgic journey through Texan culture, the DIY movement, and the role of women as tradition-keepers.

Don't miss this opportunity to reminisce and reconnect with cherished memories alongside friends and family.

The exhibit will be on display at Garland City Hall from August 10 through October 12.

Exhibit Hours

Monday - Tuesday: 8 AM - 8 PM

Wednesday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM

Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM

Closed on Sundays

Courtesy of Amy J. Schultz

Homecoming Film Series

Join us for FREE films on the Plaza Theatre's big screen!

American Graffiti (1973)
Thursday, August 15, 2024
7:00 p.m.


Experience this music-packed comedy-drama as a group of teenagers spend one final night after their high school graduation cruising the strip with their buddies.

Back to the Future (1985)
Thursday, September 5, 2024
7:00 p.m.


Meet Marty McFly. He's broken the time barrier. Busted his parents' first date. And, maybe, botched his chances of ever being born. Can he make things right at the high school dance?

Varsity Blues (1999)
Thursday, September 19, 2024
7:00 p.m.


Make your own rules in a Texas town where winning is everything, and the football team has nothing to lose with a back-up quarterback after the star quarterback is injured.

Special Exhibition Events

Your Grandmother's Mum*
Saturday, August 17, 2024
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Join us to make a mum just like your grandmother wore… with a real chrysanthemum flower! Join us at Rowlett Florist on the square for this nostalgic lesson.

Homecoming Mum Masterclass*
Saturday, August 24, 2024
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Join us at City Hall for a master class on making a homecoming mum. Learn all the tips and tricks from master mum craftsman, Kisha Clark.

Amy Schultz Book Signing
Saturday, August 31, 2024
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Saturday, September 14, 2024
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.


Author of Mumentous, a book about the Texas-sized tradition of homecoming mums, will be at the Mumentous exhibit at City Hall for a book sale and signing.

All the Bells and Whistles
Saturday, September 7, 2024
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Join us at City Hall for an interactive history of homecoming mums in Texas. Amy Schultz presents the history of this fascinating tradition with humor and wit.

Garter Clinic*
Saturday, September 21, 2024
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Join us at City Hall for a how-to clinic on making homecoming garters by master mum craftsman, Carolyn Galitz. Ribbon colors for all GISD high schools will be available. Leave with complete garter ready to customize.

Mums, Inc.
Saturday, October 5, 2024
2 p.m.

Join us at City Hall to learn more about the homegrown mum industry from the non-profit organization Mums Inc., made up of the state’s foremost mum makers. The homecoming mum is made up of more than just acetate ribbon and flowers, and the professionals who make them have incredible creativity, passion and focus.

*Space is limited; event requires advance registration.

About Amy J. Schultz

Amy J. Schultz is an author and award-winning photographer who explores unique aspects of modern culture that hide in plain sight.

Amy and her husband Brian live in Texas with their gigantic golden retriever, Bentley. When she isn’t talking about homecoming mums, Amy is writing, taking photos, working with clients on creative projects, traveling, snort-laughing, or vacuuming up dog fur.

MUMENTOUS is Amy’s first published book, which was nurtured during her tenure as Artist-in-Residence at the Arlington Museum of Art in Arlington, TX. Her first “books,” however, were collections of three-year-old Amy’s stick figure masterpieces stapled together by her mother.



Celebrating 50 years of the Garland Landmark Museum.


Learn more about the Garland Landmark Museum's 50 years by going to https://garlandheritage.com/4147/50-Years


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