Plainly put, the Heritage Association of Frisco was organized to save Frisco’s history. Once a small agricultural community, Frisco saw little change in its population for decades. However, in the late 1990s Frisco was discovered! It became one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. Seemingly overnight, new commercial and residential developments where constructed while the city kept pace with infrastructure, parks and schools.
In the rush toward Frisco’s future, it’s past was being erased.
The Heritage Association was incorporated in the state of Texas as a non-profit organization in 1998 and is run today by an all-volunteer staff. The Association maintains an office in the Frisco Heritage Museum located at 6455 Page Street. The current membership is approximately 150 members composed of individuals, families, and businesses. A general membership meeting is held on the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Museum.
The Heritage Association serves the city and its developers as a resource for identifying historic sites. As a result, such places as the Crozier House, Twin Wells, and Cotton Gin Road have been preserved. The organization was instrumental in the creation, planning and building of the four-acre Frisco Heritage Center and Museum.
Additionally, the Association manages events and projects at the Heritage Center. Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day is the Association’s primary fundraising event. Collin College and the Frisco Education Foundation are recipients of annual scholarships from the Heritage Association.
People, places and their stories are being saved each year by the Heritage Association of Frisco. To date, over 30 historic sites within the city have been identified and marked. Our collection of oral histories is a priceless part of our archives and is an ongoing project.
Become part of Frisco’s history by helping save it.
The Heritage Association of Frisco’s mission is to research, preserve, and share Frisco’s rich heritage in a manner that honors the past, builds a bridge between generations, and leaves a legacy for the future.
To accomplish our mission, we are committed to the following goals:
- Collect and document the history of Frisco utilizing oral, written, and visual mediums.
- Develop historical publications for the purpose of promotion, preservation, and education.
- Participate in cooperative efforts with other organizations to continually develop and promote Frisco Heritage Center.
- Encourage the preservation and restoration of historic buildings and sites.
Board of Directors
The association has a slate of officers elected from the membership and a multitude of committees all designed to research and preserve the history and heritage of Frisco.
President – Susanne Kerley
Vice President – Donna Schmittler
Secretary – Rita Crowder
Treasurer – Stephanie Dodson
Past President – Brett Adams
Past President – Buddy Minnet
Member – Donna Anderson
Member – Brett Larson
Member – Sandy Simpson
Member – Linda Sutton
Member – Brenda Tighe
Member – Jane Whitledge
City of Frisco Rep – Pete Hosp