Saturdays Lecture Series AudienceExperts 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.

These free presentations are held in the Frisco Heritage Museum Second Floor Theater from 10 – 11 am; come a little early (9:30) for breakfast snacks and coffee.

View last year’s events here.

Details on presentation topics and speakers will be added as they are known.

APRIL 6, 2019

“Forgotten Frisco: Zuzu Bollin, Legendary Texas Bluesman”

A presentation on the remarkable life, times, and music of a true Frisco original, Zuzu Bollin. The blues has been an important part of Texas music for generations. Zuzu Bollin, born in Frisco in 1922, is a little-known contributor to this great history. This presentation will provide a glimpse into the life, times, and music of this remarkable Frisco native.

View a video of the presentation here, thanks to the Heritage Museum:  April 6 2019 Saturday at the Museum

Presenters:

Aaron West, PhD.

Dr. West has been a professional musician since he was fifteen years old.  He has performed with jazz and pop legends such as Arturo Sandoval, Brian Wilson, Norah Jones, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He released his first solo album in 2007, titled Colors and Angles.  He has taught courses related to Western music and American popular music at Collin College since 2011.

Brett Adams

Mr. Adams  has a Master’s Degree from the University of Tulsa and has been teaching history at Collin College since 2004.  He enjoys sharing and teaching anything related to history to students of all ages.  Brett is actively involved with the Frisco Heritage Association.

JANUARY 19, 2019

Gunpowder Justice Lecture Flyer“Gunpowder Justice: The Trial of Samuel Burk Burnett for the Murder of Farley Sayers”

Guest speaker Meredith Richards Martin will present an entertaining and compelling look at Samuel Burk Burnett, owner of the Four Sixes Ranch containing over 360,000 acres across Texas, Oklahoma and Mexico. Burnett became one of the most influential cattlemen in Texas history; however, his run-in with a cattle rustler named Farley Sayers resulted in a fascinating feud that ended with the famed cattleman on trial and summed up the end of an era where justice on the open plains was often resolved with gunpowder.

About the speaker: Meredith Richards Martin holds a Master’s degree in history from Midwestern State University. She has taught both American and Texas history at Collin College’s Frisco campus, where she currently serves as the Associate Dean for Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Arts.