The Collin County Farm Museum offers a variety of workshops
designed to provide the public with hands-on experience relating to Collin
County’s rural heritage. That’s a fancy way of say we like to play with the
The workshops teach forgotten or little used skills that were once
commonplace among early settlers. These skills can be divided as domestic,
those centered around the home, and field skills -- those used away from the
home. It is important to remember that these skills are not necessarily gender
assignments, so-called “women’s work” or “men’s work.” It was just work that had to be done on the
farm. From antique tractor driving to soap making, these are the types of
workshops we offer – teaching a modern generation history through their hands.
Over the past year, Farm Museum Curator Jennifer Rogers has
collected numerous entertaining stories about her experiences in these workshops,
the result of which is this series of articles:
Note: Here's a list of the Farm Museum's schedule of workshops and classes.