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On October 9 at Heritage Farmstead Museum, Don Gates will give a demonstration of a traditional chuck wagon lunch. Samples of his unique, tasty fare will be provided. Hear the history of the chuck wagon and of the cattle drives on Texans past while sitting by an open camp fire.

Plano's Heritage Farmstead Museum is often filled with small children on school field trips or young families enjoying the wonders of the four-acre historic site, which is nestled in the center of the city.  But folks at the Farmstead are targeting a slightly different demographic with the organization's senior-focused program "Young at Heart: 55+ Exceeding the Limit".

“Young at Heart: 55+ Exceeding the Limit” is a Heritage Farmstead Museum educational program designed specifically for seniors. Program presentations, conducted on targeted days once per each from 10:00 a.m. – noon, will feature a variety of topics from vegetable gardening, music, history and much more.

"This exciting, popular program allows all of us at the Heritage Farmstead Museum to reach out to another sector of our community to provide educational opportunities, fellowship and fun," said Heritage Farmstead Museum Director of Development Kathy Strobel. 

Upcoming Young at Heart: 55+ Exceeding the Limit programs include:

October 9: Don Gates will give a demonstration of a traditional chuck wagon lunch. Samples of his unique, tasty fare will be provided. Hear the history of the chuck wagon and of the cattle drives on Texans past while sitting by an open camp fire.

Pre-registration for each class is $6.00 for non-members and $5.00 for Heritage Farmstead Museum members. Each program is limited to 50
registrants.  Online registration is available at www.heritagefarmstead.org or by calling 972-881-0140. Pre-registration deadline is midnight the Thursday prior to each program, but walk up registration is also permitted if there is space available.

About The Heritage Farmstead Museum:  The Heritage Farmstead Museum, a four-acre historic site consisting of a restored, 14-room 1891 Victorian farmhouse with its original outbuildings, interprets rural life on the North Texas prairie between 1890 and 1925. The museum provides tours, field trips and programs for 35,000 visitors each year.  For more information, call 972.881.0140 or visit www.heritagefarmstead.org.

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