April 6, 2017
“Texas Patriarch — A Legacy Lost”
Frisco Heritage Center Depot
Doug Box returns to review and sign his second book.
Join us for a riveting evening as author Douglas Box, youngest son of Cloyce Box, reviews his newest book Texas Patriarch — A Legacy Lost. Doug takes us through his father’s career as a Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Detroit Lions to his rise to corporate fame and extravagant wealth in construction and the oil and gas industries. However, when Cloyce passed away, he left a wake of collapsing relationships at home and in the boardroom. Four Box brothers struggled to determine the fate of the empire built by their father. In his long shadow, they fought over money and power, nearly destroying both the business and the family. After quarrels and litigation, they finally managed to rediscover each other and the importance of family.
Purchase your books at the event and have Doug sign them.
Be sure to visit the Pink Gallery Exhibits in the Heritage Museum to view the Box Ranch Exhibit.
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.