Get a glimpse into the daily life of pioneers living in Plano. Heritage Farmstead Museum preserves history of the Texas Blackland Prairie region for all to appreciate. A variety of buildings stand true as representations of the times in the late 1800’s.
Children from Plano homes will be curious to see how youth in the past experienced school. Often a reprise from grueling chores youngsters were usually more than willing to go. The One Room North Texas School House shines a light on school days gone by. The building also served as a church on Sunday and a meeting hall for social gatherings.
Victorian Era Artifacts Memorialize Plano Property
Meet in the Farrell-Wilson House and let imagination take you back. A collection of thousands of artifacts illustrate the Victorian Era. All pieces presented belonged to the Farrell-Wilsons or other prominent families living in Plano. A favorite item to see is a telephone from the American Bell Telephone Company. Farrell-Wilson House Outbuildings highlight the tools of the trade. In the Curing Shed meats were preserved to ensure plenty of food in winter. Visitors will find equipment used daily in the Blacksmith Shed. Plants were prepared for growth in the garden in the Potting Shed. In the Carriage Garage a 1908 Surrey rests proudly protected from the elements.
Docent led tours take patrons around the property imparting interesting trivia about the inhabitants. Groups of more than six people are asked to make a reservation in advance by calling 972.881.0140. Hours are available online.