Randy Farmer, local historian and award winning author, and Vicki Day, former Executive Director of the North Texas History Center, will present a unique glimpse into our agricultural past on September 17th.
The informal talk will focus on the thread between what the North Texas Caddo Tribes, our early pioneers, and today’s local markets have in common. Which crops and ingredients used by the Caddo and early settlers
are part of our current local cuisine? You may be surprised. As an example, did you know corn tortillas are an ancient form of Caddoan flat bread? Who knew!
Enjoy dishes prepared by Kyra Effren, award winning food historian, author, and contributing writer to the Dallas Morning News, based on recipes from Texas pioneers. Take updated recipes with you to try at home.
Our afternoon of historical food facts is based on several chapters of ‘From Blackland Prairie to Blacktop, a History of Collin County’, written by our own Randy Farmer. He will be available immediately after the event
to sign books and answer questions.
Please join us Saturday, September 17th at 2:00PM at the Collin County Historical Society (North Texas History Center), 300 E. Virginia St., McKinney. Admittance is only $7.50 for adults, $5.00 for seniors and
members, and $3.00 for children. See you on the 17th.
About the Collin County Historical Society
The mission of the Collin County Historical Society, founded in 1957, is to serve by preserving and collecting our cultural resources to nurture the understanding of the diverse human experience that is unique to North Texas.
For more information or to become a member of the Collin County Historical Society, please visit our website at www.thenthc.org. ‘From Blackland Prairie to Blacktop’ can be purchased on our website.