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.
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HERITAGE CENTER AND MUSEUM
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Please join us for
FREE FAMILY FUN!
All events at the Frisco Heritage Center are open to the public free of charge
with the exception of the Heritage Museum and Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day.
Show times for the Animal Show & Tell are 1:15-2:00, and 2:15-3:00 unless otherwise announced.
Events are sponsored by the Heritage Association of Frisco, Inc.
August 25. Heritage Association General Membership Meeting. Enjoy the wit and wisdom of Larry Collins as he presents “Presidents and First Ladies of the 20th Century.” Hear about Taft’s bathtub, Wilson’s courtship, and the near impeachment of Lady Byrd Johnson. Mr. Collins is a retired Collin College history professor and member of the Collin County Historical Commission; 7-8 p.m., Heritage Museum second floor theater.
SEPTEMBER 20. Third Sunday Open House. Go Team! A spirited event featuring cheerleading demonstrations, face painting, and football toss with local high school athletes. Make a megaphone at our craft table. Enter the coloring contest, watch the blacksmiths work and tour historic structures. Frisco Heritage Center, 1-4 p.m.
SEPTEMBER 29. Heritage Association General Membership Meeting. Join us for refreshments and social time. Brief business meeting and presentation on “What You Don’t Know About Frisco,” by Bob Warren, Frisco’s premier historian and author of Frisco – Now & Then, Volume II; Meet Bob Warren, 7-8 p.m., Heritage Museum second floor theater.
OCTOBER 3. Saturdays at the Museum Lecture Series. Speaker Debbie Liles, PhD, is a lecturer, undergraduate advisor at UNT, author and historian. She will speak to us about Denton County’s early settlers, the role of slavery, and the impact of the livestock business on the local economy before the Civil War. Light breakfast snacks 9:30am, lecture 10-11am, Frisco Heritage Museum, second floor theater.
OCTOBER 18. Third Sunday Open House. Pets & Pumpkins! Join us for pumpkin decorating, pumpkin bowling and other games and crafts. Watch square dancers in the old train depot and blacksmiths at their forge. Hear the story of the Crozier house ghost read aloud on the second floor of this Victorian home. Frisco Heritage Center, 1-4 p.m. Animal rescue groups will have adoptable pets that are looking for a home.
OCTOBER 27. Heritage Association General Membership Meeting. Lloyd Webb, native Texan and past President of the Peters Colony Historical Society, presents “The History and Future of the Chisholm Trail” in which he discusses the history of the trail and experiences of the drovers who rounded up and herded cattle north from Texas; 7-8pm, Heritage Museum second floor theater.
NOVEMBER 14. SHAWNEE TRAIL COWBOY DAY. Gather the Herd and come to this rootin’ tootin’ annual event.
The good guys and bad guys shoot it out in a dramatic mock gunfight; stagecoach rides; entertainment; petting zoo, and everyone’s favorite ARMADILLO RACES. 11-4pm, Frisco Heritage Center.
NOVEMBER 15. Third Sunday Open House Mayor Maso Mayor Maso will Pardon Tom Turkey at 2 p.m. in the Depot. Join us for hayrides; seasonal games and crafts; live animal show & tell; fiddle music and more at the second annual “Pardoning of Tom Turkey” 1 – 4pm at the Frisco Heritage Center. A lively, fun and FREE event for the whole family.
NOVEMBER 17. Heritage Association General Membership Meeting. Join us for holiday snacks and 2015 highlights of Heritage Association events. Volunteer hours will be presented, 7-8:00pm, Heritage Museum second floor theater. Note: this month’s meeting is one week early due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
DECEMBER 20. Santa & Cider. Third Sunday Open House, 1-4pm, Heritage Center. It’s not too late to tell Santa your Christmas wishes. Kids can help make a paper chain to decorate the Heritage Center Christmas tree, and don’t forget the Grinch Dust to be sprinkled in the yard on Christmas Eve. Visitors can enjoy hot apple cider and music in the old Lebanon Church.