The Heritage Association of Frisco is dedicated to saving Frisco’s history. Once a small agricultural community that saw little change in its population for decades, Frisco now bears the distinction of one of Texas’ fastest growing cities. Recognizing that the current flood of building and development would erase much of Frisco’s history, The Heritage Association organized in 1998 and set a goal to “research, preserve and share” the town’s rich heritage.
Today the organization is one of the most successful in Frisco’s history. The Heritage Association has served the city and its developers as a resource for identifying historic sites that has resulted in the preservation and commemoration of such places as the Crozier-Sickles house, Twin Wells and Cotton Gin Road. The organization has been instrumental in the creation and planning of Heritage Center Park and museum.
Whether you are a long time resident or new to Frisco, we invite you to browse our web site and encourage you to participate and support this worthy organization. It’s a great way to make Frisco your hometown! If you would like more information, you are welcome to contact our executive board.
Stay informed on Heritage Association meetings and events by subscribing to our email notificaton list.
Mark these special dates on your calendar and visit the web site often for updates and more information about these Heritage Association-sponsored events:
Holiday Happenings at the Heritage Center of Frisco!
December 7 – as part of Merry Main Street the Frisco Heritage Center will be alight with holiday lights and boasting living wreaths provided by the Frisco Garden Club. The center will be included in the evening carriage ride tour that is part of Merry Main Street. Weather permitting, volunteers will be located at the corner near the church offering hot cider to the carriage riders.
December 15 – Open House at the Heritage Center will include a 2 p.m. holiday music performance by the Scoggins Middle School Band (tentatively set for the chapel) and a strolling Santa. The blacksmith shop will be operational and docents will be in various buildings. Open House is 1-4 p.m.
December 17 – A social gathering is planned for 7 p.m. on Tuesday December 17th at the museum. HAF will have a gift exchange! Bring a gift in some sort of wrapping (bag or paper covering entire item) and place your gift on the table. Others will do the same and it is basically following white elephant rules from there. Each person draws a number and then the game begins and lasts until all gifts are gone.
The important part of this game is that the item you bring is in relationship to OLD FRISCO. It needs to be old with Frisco history in it or tells a story of Frisco history. The gift may also be a Gift Promise… (example) someone might promise to bake a cake” like I have baked in Frisco for the last many years and you may come pick it up.” Or like Claudia Kraemer might give so many hours of helping you research your Frisco history. Or in a gift…some Iris bulbs or cutting from an old Frisco family home. The emphasis is that it have a historical significance to Frisco. If you are a new person to Frisco—have no fear—you can do things like take terrific photos or write stories of the Frisco old timers have told you and the lists go on and on. There are also items that you might find between now and then that came from garage sales and so forth that have history. What you did to find your item or to make it—should be included and attached in a short sentence or two on the outside of the gift and not ‘give away’ what is inside. The most clever gift also wins a special item!
Light refreshments will also be served. This event is open to all.
Visit the Frisco Heritage Museum and Center for the holidays!
From Now through January 26, “Seasoned Greetings” is on display at the Heritage Museum. It is a wonderful display of many novelty salt and pepper shakers. This fun collection is a delight to the eye and a trip down memory lane for many. Thanks to Donna Anderson for getting it together!
As usual, come out on the third Sunday afternoons of the month, 1 -4 p.m. for Heritage Open House tours. The next open house is December 15. If any of the dates are cancelled because of the proximity to holidays, we will post something here and notify members by email.
Polar Express Pajama Party
For tickets, see the event page: http://www.friscodiscoverycenter.com/index.php/events/polar-express-2013
To watch the one-minute promo video on YouTube, click here.