November 18, 2017
"My Place in History" Genealogy Expo
The Senior Center at Frisco Square, 6670 Moore Street
This is a FREE EVENT sponsored by the Frisco Public Library and the Heritage Association of Frisco.
Learn valuable facts, tips and insights from local and national experts and discover exciting resources for beginners and experts alike at this all-day event – the first of its kind in Frisco. Experienced genealogy researchers from local libraries and organizations such as the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) along with the University of North Texas will help new researchers get started, answer questions, and provide insights into utilizing the many high-quality genealogy resources available. A family research workshop will be conducted by research experts at the end of the day to help those who are new to America's fastest growing hobby get started.
Included in the day’s topics will be a discussion on how to use the Freedmen’s Bureau Records for genealogical research, led by Ari Wilkins, an experienced researcher with Black Genesis and a library associate with the genealogy department at Dallas Public Library. These records include information on thousands of former slaves and impoverished whites from the South and the District of Columbia following the Civil War.
Between sessions, browse display tables including the "Take Time" Time Capsule & Memory Box Display presented by the Heritage Association. Look for tables from The Portal of North Texas, Preston Ridge Chapter –NSDAR, and various public libraries and genealogical organizations.
For a full schedule of activities and to register, go to https://friscolibrary.com/event/genealogy-expo.
Third Sunday Open House
Frisco Heritage Center
On the third Sunday of each month (except April & June)
1 – 4 pm
Fun for all ages! Kids crafts and games, entertainment, live animals, working blacksmiths, and docent-guided tours. All historic buildings are open to the public free of charge (does not include the museum).
“Saturday at the Museum” Lecture Series
Frisco Heritage Museum
Second Floor Theater
10 – 11 am Come a little early (9:30) for breakfast snacks and coffee. FREE.
Experts on all facets of state and national history provide compelling presentations, often from their own books. Facts, statistics, rumors and tall tales provide an entertaining session for adults. Free.
Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day
Frisco Heritage Center
NEXT EVENT: Saturday, September 30, 2017
11am – 4pm
Our primary annual fundraising event is named for the Shawnee Trail - today’s Preston Road! On this day, the grounds of the Heritage Center will be turned back in time so visitors can watch professional actors stage mock gunfights, take a stage coach ride, watch working blacksmiths, enjoy musical entertainment, armadillo races, a petting zoo, pony rides, and more. Food trucks will temp your tastebuds. Capture the experience at an old time Western photo booth. $5.00 per person admission.
Pink Gallery Exhibits
Frisco Heritage Museum, First Floor
Currently featured is the Box Ranch Exhibit. The Box Ranch (now Brinkman) was the location of the pilot episodes of the famous “Dallas” television series. The main house burned in 1986 and has never been restored to its glory. Photos, maps and memorabilia of the Cloyce Box family include a silver studded saddle belonging to Douglass Box and an evening gown belonging to his mother. Learn fascinating insights into the Box family and ranching operation through “Cutter Frisco,” by Douglass Box, available in the Museum Gift Shop. Museum admission charged.