Exhibit: Rural Texas Women at Work, 1930-1960
April 5 - June 18
Frisco Heritage Museum
Sponsored by Texas A&M University, Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Arts Council of Brazos Valley, and produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
“Rural Texas Women at Work” pays tribute to the daily lives of industrious and enterprising, rural Texas women and their families in the middle third of the 20th Century. In addition to performing the common tasks of housewives everywhere—cooking, housekeeping and doing laundry, they raised large gardens, tended flocks of poultry, canned and preserved foods for their families, made and repaired furnishings, picked cotton, drove tractors and took over the men’s work during World War II. “Rural Texas Women at Work” uses photographs and explanatory texts to convey a sense of the lives of rural Texas women, the helpful programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Extension Service and the changes that swept across rural Texas in the Great Depression and World War II.
3rd Sunday Open House
Fun for all ages! Kids crafts and games, face painting, entertainment, live animals, working blacksmiths, and docent-guided tours. All historic buildings are open to the public (does not include the museum). Occurs on the third Sunday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m., excluding July and August. Free.
Saturday at the Museum Lecture Series
Experts on all facets of local, state and national history provide compelling presentations, often from their own books. Facts, statistics, rumors and tall tales provide an entertaining session for adults. Join us for a light breakfast starting at 9:30 a.m., and lecture from 10 to 11 a.m. Free.
Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is $5 per person, children under 2 are free
Come see what life was like for the cowboys along the Shawnee Trail. The day long event offers something for everyone and all the buildings in the Heritage Center will be open, so come inside and take a look.
- see professional actors stage mock gunfights
- take a stagecoach ride
- watch working blacksmiths
- musical entertainment
- armadillo races
- petting zoo and pony rides
- food trucks
- old time Western photo booth
These events are sponsors by the Frisco Heritage Association. Visit their website for event details.