You’ll find some of last remaining examples of the earliest architecture in Texas in Montgomery, a Forest Trail Region community with an eye on the state’s heritage. Fernland Historical Park, located in downtown Montgomery, is home to a project designed to restore, preserve, and interpret the homes and cabins that once housed early Texans and their families. Initiated by preservation architect Carroll Tharp and his wife Mae with help from Sam Houston University and the City of Montgomery, Fernland includes five historic and authentically restored structures including the Greek Revival-style Arnold-Simonton House, built in 1845 and considered one of the oldest surviving buildings in Montgomery County. But Montgomery doesn’t necessarily live completely in the past. Join locals in celebrating with festivals like the Wine & Music Fest where you can enjoy Texas-made wine, beer, food and music. Shop at the Antiques Festival where tents are loaded with treasures and collectibles. Or tackle Montgomery’s weekly Farmer’s Market, located every Saturday under the shade trees at the Old Community Center downtown.