Eanes History Collection
Westbank Libraries house local history photos, audios, videos, and documents, most of which are digitized and available through our catalog. The Eanes School District houses historical artifacts at the Eanes History Center adjacent to the Eanes Elementary campus. It is also home to the Eanes-Marshall Ranch House, Wagon Barn, and Eanes Community Cemetery.
- Early Eanes photos and documents have been digitized and can be accessed through our library catalog.
- Read Eanes: Portrait of a Community by Linda Vance and Dorothy Depwe online.
- EISD history page and Eanes History Center
Eanes History Group
The Eanes History Group meets the second Monday each month at 11:30am at the Westbank Library. When possible, presentations are recorded for future viewing. Everyone is welcome!
- Watch all recorded Eanes History Group presentations – includes presentations on Cedar Choppers, West Lake Beach, Wild Basin, Bloomhouse, a driving tour of historical points of interest, St. Stephen’s, and more
- Watch oral histories of local residents
150 Years of Public Education in Eanes
2022 marks 150 years of continuous public education in the Eanes area, beginning with the first log cabin school founded by Robert Eanes and continuing in the rock schoolhouse still in use on the Eanes Elementary campus.
- Celebrate 150 Years of Public Education in Eanes – presentation by Ellen Balthazar
- 50 years of Westlake High School – panel of former students
- History of West Ridge Middle School – current student presentation
- History of Westlake High School – alumni Scott McCullogh and Rex Hoover share the school’s historical foundations for excellence
- Toody Bird speaks at the 40th anniversary of the high school (hilarious!)
- Keynote address from first District Superintendent Dr. Don Rogers (3/10/88) on the history of Eanes education