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Farm Museum

Museum Hours of Operation
• Volunteers open the Museum most Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

• To ensure the museum is open for your visit, schedule a tour. Please contact the
Museum Coordinator, Jennifer Rogers, at 972-547-5752 or ccfm@collincountytx.gov

The Collin County Farm Museum strives to develop a better understanding and appreciation of Collin County’s rural heritage from the earliest settlement through the 1960s. The Collin County Farm Museum consists of 8,528 square feet of collections and restoration exhibits in the Wells Building. Additional artifacts are located throughout Myers Park & Event Center, including the Blacksmith Shop, the Granary and the Confinement house.

What’s Happening at the Collin County Farm Museum?

​PLEASE NOTE: Collin County has changed credit card processing agencies. We now accept payment methods of Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express (with non-refundable convenience fee paid directly to Certified Payments processing compnay and is not included in Workshop fee price list). Cash, Check or Money Order are still accepted as well.

SUMMER 2017 WORKSHOPS ~ Workshop Catalog & Registration

June ~ Workshop Catalog & Registration ​ ​ ​ ​

​Tuesday, 6/12/17

​10 am - Noon

 6 - 8 pm

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​Bastille Soap (75% Olive Oil) - Coming or going to the beach this Summer? Learn to create your own speciality cold processed soaps to replenish your family's sun kissed skin! ​$30
​Saturday, 6/24/17 ​9 - 11 am ​0/20 ​Passive Energy - Using examples of artifacts and records from the Collin County Farm Museum's collection, the seminar will discuss different elements and design of passive energy. ​$10
​Tuesday, 6/20/17

​10 am - Noon

6 - 8 pm

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​After Sun Lotions & Lip Balms - Coming or going to the beach this Summer? Learn to make your own specialty lotions and balms to replenish your family's sun kissed skin! ​$30
​Saturday, 6/24/17 ​9-11 am ​0/20 ​Gravity Plumbing - Using examples of water well artifacts and records from the Collin County Farm Museum's collection, the seminar will demonstrate gravity based plumbing. ​$10
​Tuesday, 6/27/17

​10 am - Noon

6-8 pm

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​Sugar Scrubs, Bath Bombs & Salt Soaks - Coming or going to the beach this Summer? Learn to make your own specialty spa soaks to replensish your family's skin! ​$30
​​July ~Workshop Catalog & Registration
​Saturday, 7/8/17 ​9-11 am ​0/20 ​No Outlets - Very few artifacts in the Collin County Farm Museum run on electricity because, historically, electricity was hard to supply to rural areas. This seminar explores a variety of kithcen and home tools from the museum's collection that use resources other than electricity. ​$10
​Tuesday, 7/11/17

​10 am - Noon

6-8 pm

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​What's your JAM? Learn to make your favorite fruit jams. - Tired of the heat? Jump out of the sun and join us in the kitchen for a fabulous day of food. ​$30

​Saturday, 7/15/17

​9 - 11 am ​0/20 ​Tales from the Outhouse - Using the Cumberland House model at the Collin County Farm Museum, the seminar will explore tales of historic outhouses as well as the science of composting human waste. ​$10
​Tuesday, 7/18/17

​10 am - Noon

6-8 pm

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​What's better than sliced bread? Making your own! - Tired of the heat? Jump out of the sun and join us in the kitchen for a fabulous day of food. ​$30
​Saturday, 7/22/17 ​9 - 11 am ​0/20 ​That's Illuminating - Besides the lightbulm and candle flames, what other forms of illumination were historically used? Using artifacts in the Collin County Farm Museum's collection, the seminar will shed some light on the subject. ​$10

​Tuesday, 7/25/17

​10 am - Noon

6-8 pm

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​Want to be a mad scientist? Come learn to make your own sodas! - Tired of the heat? Jump out of the jum and join us in the kitchen for a fabulous day of food. ​$30
​Saturday, 7/29/17 ​9 - 11 am ​0/20 ​The Weight of Things - Today we describe things by their dimensional size, when thing used to be described by their weight. Why was weight more important to know? Several artifacts int he Collin County Farm Museum's collection will answer this question. ​$10

​August ~ Workshop Catalog & Registration

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​Tuesday, 8/1/17

​10 am - Noon

6-8 pm

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​Cool Kool-Aid Dyed T-Shirts (& we dye other stuff) - Liking the AC and odn't want the mess of the kitchen? We are sticking indoors and experimenting with cool Kool-Aid colors. ​$30
​Saturday, 8/5/17 ​9 - 11 am ​0/20 ​Store Today, Use Tomorrow - Using various artifacts int he Collin County Farm Museum's collection, learn how things like food and clothing and tools were stored and used. ​$10
​Tuesday, 8/8/17

​10am - Noon

6-8 pm

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​Felting never felt so easy! We'll blend felt color sheets and make bead balls. - Liking the AC and odn't want the mess of the kitchen? We are sticking indoors and experimenting with cool felt colors. ​$30
​Saturday, 8/12/17 ​9-11 am ​0/20 ​Small Features - Practical can also be pretty, even living out in a rural historic Texas. The Collin County Farm Museum will use historic pictures and artifacts to showcase periods of design style and architecture. ​$10
​Tuesday, 8/15/17

​10am - Noon

6-8 pm

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​Take the scrap book to the next level with a Fabric stitched book! - Liking the AC and odn't want the mess of the kitchen? We are sticking indoors and experimenting with cool felt colors. ​$30
​Monday, 8/21/2017 ​11:40am - 2:39pm Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing
​Saturday, 8/26/17 ​9-11 am ​0/20 ​Don't Toss It, Redesign It: A surpising number of artifacts at the Collin County Farm Museum had several different lives in their past. Witness how rural people used their imagination to repurpose for practical use. ​$10

​FALL 2017 WORKSHOPS ​ ~ ​ ​ ​Workshop Catalog & Registration

Participants will notice we now only offer evening classes from 6 -8 pm. The morning and afternoon times were removed due to poor turnout. However, if you cannot attend an evening class, you can gather a group of friends and family and schedule a private workshop for the morning or afternoon.

​September ~ Workshop Catalog & Registration ​ ​ ​ ​
Tuesday, 9/12/2017​ ​6-8pm ​0/10 ​Outdoor Watercolor Sunsets (Sunset at 7:36 pm) ​$10
​Tuesday, 9/19/2017 ​6-8pm ​0/10 ​Outdoor Mobile Phone Photography ​$10
​Wednesday, 9/20/2017 ​7:15pm ​N/A ​Fall Film Series - Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective ​$10

​Tuesday, 9/26/2017

​6-8pm ​0/10 ​Sunset Candles & Lanterns ​$20
October ~ Workshop Catalog & Registration ​ ​ ​ ​
​Tuesday, 10/3/2017 ​6-8pm ​0/4 ​19th Century Cooking ​$30

​Wednesday, 10/4/2017

​7pm ​N/A ​Fall Film Series - Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? ​$10
​Tuesday, 10/10/2017 ​6-8pm ​0/4 ​19th Century Sausage Making ​$30
​Tuesday, 10/17/2017 ​6-8pm ​0/4 ​19th Century Soda Making ​$30

​Wednesday, 10/18/2017

​6:30pm ​N/A ​Fall Film Series - Seed: The Untold Story ​$10
​Tuesday, 10/24/2017 ​6-8pm ​0/4 ​19th Century Candy Making ​$30
​November ~ Workshop Catalog & Registration ​ ​ ​ ​
​Wednesday, 11/1/2017 ​6:30pm ​N/A ​Fall Film Series - Growing Cities ​$10
​Tuesday, 11/14/2017 ​6-8pm ​0/8 ​Dutch Oven - Open Fire Cooking ​$30

For news on additional events, check the Collin County Farm Museum Facebook Events page or the Myers Park & Event Center Calendar​​

Myers Park and Event Center Contact Information
Location & Contact Information

Myers Park & Event Center
7117 County Road 166
McKinney, TX 75071 
972-548-4792
972-547-5743 (Fax)
mpec@collincountytx.gov

Park Staff:
Judy Florence, CPRP: Park Manager
Mark Page: Event Coordinator
Stacey Hamlin, CMP: Asst. Event Coordinator
Joanie Bishop: Secretary

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Collin County Farm Museum
Jennifer Rogers, Museum Coordinator
Wells Building @ Myers Park & Event Center
972-547-5752
972-547-5743 (Fax)
ccfm@collincountytx.gov


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Payment Methods:
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express (with non-refundable convenience fee paid directly to Certified Payments processing company), cash, check, or money order.