Monday , 21 May 2018

Historical Society Provides Taste of Old Collin County

On Saturday 9.17.11 the Collin County Historical Society sponsored an informal “talk and tasting” at the North Texas History Center (NTHC).

Dozens of spectators listened in as Randy Farmer, author of “From Blackland Prairie to Blacktop. A History of Collin County”, recounted the early days of the North Texas Caddo Tribes.  Together with former NTHC Executive Director Vicki Day, Farmer compared the fare of the early Collin County pioneers to what we might serve our families today.

As a special treat, Dallas Morning News Food column contributor and’s own Kyra Effren prepared samples of snacks and treats for all to enjoy based on recipes from our Texas pioneers.

The next Collin County Historical Society event is slated for October 22, 2011 at 2 PM.  This special event will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the old Collin County Post Office, the current home of the NTHC.  At the occasion, CCHS Board member and former Celina ISD Superintendent Don Newsom will provide a glimpse into the history of our postal system, particularly as it relates to North Texas.

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 about the Collin County Historical Society, please visit our website at

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