The Russell Farm Art Center is a local attraction that offers the public a glimpse into the past as well as contemporary art work. Russell Farm is a unique and historic facility that features several buildings dating back to the earliest days of what would become the Burleson community.
The Russell-Boren house was built in 1877 and was the home of the Russell family for 135 years. The farm was donated to the City of Burleson in October 2011 by the Boren family for historical, art and agricultural/natural uses.
The property was renamed Russell Farm when the farm was donated. The 30-acre property is located at 405 West County Road 714.
Guided tours of Russell Farm are available on the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Docents will tell stories of the families who lived here and demonstrate how the house grew from the original 3-room home to the much larger home it is today.
Visitors will be treated to a wide range of historical artifacts, such as a 1918 Edison Victrola and an icebox that preceded present day refrigerators. Additionally, the several buildings comprising the Russell Farm contain many works of art, including sculptures, paintings, and other artwork. Some of the sculptures are work of the renowned artist, Charlie Boren, who owned the property until he and his wife, Louise, donated it to the City. Local artists will be on site, working on their own creations.
Several buildings at Russell Farm can be rented for parties, weddings, company picnics, meetings, reunions or other group functions. Community gardening has attracted both beginner and experienced gardeners to Russell Farm where they can rent a gardening plot and share their know-how and interest in raising vegetables and flowers, alongside others, during the growing season.
You can also just visit the farm and enjoy a picnic or other function that does not involve any cost or rental of any buildings.
The Russell Farm historical site also hosts a variety of community events each year, such as an Easter Egg Hunt and Christmas at the Farm. The facilities are also available to be rented for special occasions.