Everyone is welcome to join us at our monthly meetings, the last Thursday of every month, where a brief business meeting is conducted and a special program is presented. You do not have to be a member to attend.

Meetings in 2018 and were held in the Frisco Heritage Museum Second Floor Theater from 7-8:30 PM on the following dates. 

Here’s a look back at 2017 meeting topics.

January 31, 2019

“The Newman–Wade Family in Frisco”

Our guest presenter at this meeting will be Jim Newman. Jim is a fifth-generation lifetime resident of Frisco, and is a landowner, farmer, rancher, developer, and broker. Married to Drusilla Wade Newman, Jim has a unique insight into both the Newman and Wade families histories. This insight provides Jim with a vision of Frisco’s future, plus a deep understanding of Frisco’s past. Come out to learn more about the Newman family history, what Frisco was like in the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s, and gain insight to the future possibilities.

February 28, 2019

Lost Towns Reception

Come and meet the ghosts of Bates, Camey, Erudia, Foncine, Lebanon, and Rock Hill – six towns established on the north Texas prairie that turned to dust as Frisco grew. A reception signals the official opening of “The Lost Towns of Frisco” exhibit. A tour and presentation by Heritage Association board member and exhibit designer Donna Anderson will share how the exhibit came to be, the history of its artifacts, and how the research for the exhibit evolved into a book. The author, Rita Crowder, will be on hand to sign your book.

March 28, 2019

Preservation of Frisco Historical Documents

Tattered and turning to dust, a rare 117-year-old flyer was recently discovered in the Heritage Association files. It pertained to the early sale of lots in the new town of Frisco. Learn about its preservation from Diana Kyle who obtained a grant to have it conserved.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Saturday at the Museum Presentation:

“Forgotten Frisco: Zuzu Bollin, Legendary Texas Bluesman”

Presented by Dr. Aaron West and Mr. Brett Adams.  See Events page, Saturday at the Museum for details.

May 30, 2019

“Growing Frisco”

Our guest speaker will be Julie Anderson, Agriculture Science Teacher and FFA Advisor, Liberty High School, Frisco Texas.  She will tell us how agriculture education and the FFA are growing leaders within the Frisco community. We will look at how the growth of Frisco has led to changes in what Frisco ISD offers students from the implementation of veterinary science programs to non-traditional contests like Farm Business management. Those in attendance will get to look at where we have been in regards to agriculture education, how their efforts have allowed us to grow, and where we anticipate more growth to come.  View some of the Frisco FFA latest accomplishments.

June & July, 2019

No Monthly Meeting

August 29, 2019

“Six Generations of Family in Plano and Frisco”

Have you heard of Henry Cook, who was granted land in Peters Colony here in 1845? How about Baccus Cemetery near the current Shops at Legacy or the Bishop and Kennedy families? Surely, you know about the Pearson Farms subdivision and Pearson Middle School in Frisco, but do you know about the man and family from where they get their name? Lucy Pearson Driggers, a member of the sixth generation of her family which has been in this area for over 170 years, will be with us to share what she knows about her family history and help us make the connections between all of these.

September 26, 2019

“Explore the Past.  Imagine the Future.”

Join the City of Frisco’s Parks and Recreation Department’s Arts, Culture, & Special Events Manager, Bret Gaither, and Heritage Park Coordinator, Toyia Pointer, to get a glimpse of current and future projects at the Frisco Heritage Park & Museum. They’ll discuss the Heritage Museum’s growth since opening in 2008, plus new events, updated educational tours for all ages, construction projects, how these initiatives tie into the department’s Play Frisco campaign, and how volunteers can get involved.

October, 2019

Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Saturday at the Museum Presentation.

Check back to find out more information.

November 14, 2019

“Cecil Waldrum:  A World War II Veteran from Frisco Many of Us Did Not Know About”

Donna Anderson, a long-time Heritage Association board member, will tell us about one of Frisco’s World War II veterans who was killed in action in Europe.

December, 2019

No Monthly Meeting

January 25, 2018

Stories of Frisco

A special presentation by local historians Bob Warren and Sam Roach telling stories of growing up in Frisco when it was a small farming community and how they have seen it grow into a busy suburban community.

February 22, 2018


NEW MEETING TIME AND LOCATION. The Heritage Association will help Hotel Indigo celebrate its grand opening just prior to February’s meeting which will be at the hotel. The Indigo is an upscale, contemporary hotel that has incorporated touches of “old Frisco” in its furnishings and décor. HAF volunteers in costume will help greet attendees to the grand opening from 6-8pm. HAF will hold a brief business meeting at the hotel at 8pm. Come at your leisure for a tour then stay for the meeting.

March 29, 2018

A “Green” Frisco

Molly Kinson, Environmental Education Coordinator, City of Frisco, will present about ways to reduce your waste at home by recycling and disposing of hazardous waste and prescription medications responsibly. As Frisco continues to grow by leaps and bounds, it is important to remember that the key to Frisco’s sustainable future is keeping our community clean today, while also “thinking green” for tomorrow.

April 26, 2018

Putting the Past into the Future

Mayor Cheney will lead a discussion as we talk about Frisco’s future and Frisco’s past. How can we effectively honor Frisco’s unique history while still being true to the tagline “Progress in Motion”. Mayor Cheney has some ideas and wants to talk with us about integrating elements of our past into our future.

May 31, 2018

Legacy Christian Academy presentation canceled. New topic will be Arts and Leisure Program through Parks and Recreation Department.

June & July, 2018

No Monthly Meeting

August 30, 2018

A Peek at the 2018-2019 School Year

FISD Motto: Our Mission Is To Know Every Student By Name And Need.

Did you know the FISD was founded in 1903? Join us as we resume our monthly meeting schedule and hear FISD Superintendent Dr. Mike Waldrip speak about his first year and what is planned for the 2018-2019 school year.

September 27, 2018

Student Storytellers

Student Storytellers will entertain us with a private show as they present stories that they will be performing at this year’s Lone Star Storytelling Festival. For information about the Storytelling Festival go to www.lonestarstories.org.

October 25, 2018

Check back closer to meeting time for more details.

November 29, 2018

The Rail District

Historic downtown Frisco is changing fast and has been renamed “The Rail District.” A panel of city and private developers will give an overview of what we can expect to experience in historic downtown Frisco in the very near future. Have questions? Join us at this November meeting. For more information about the future of Historic Downtown Frisco, see the recently approved Master Plan at https://www.friscotexas.gov/DocumentCenter/View/16701/Downtown-Master-Plan-Update-PDF.