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“Young at Heart: 55+ Exceeding the Limit” is a Heritage Farmstead Museum educational program designed specifically for seniors

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:

•    April 10: Enjoy an informative, educational tour of Heritage Farmstead Museum grounds featuring a Mammoth Jack donkey, sorghum mill, Victorian gardens, chickens, antique vehicles and more.
•    May 8: All About Bees: a speaker from the Texas Beekeeper’s Guild will give an informative presentation about bees, related topics and other useful information.
•    June 12: This event will feature a hammer dulcimer concert by Susan McCarter as well as a guided tour of Heritage Farmstead’s Ammie Wilson House.
•    July 10: Beth and Mark Ayers will present a Victorian Magic Lantern Show, a series of projected images from hand-painted panes of glass that the couple have been collecting for years.  This program will be held in the Young House at Heritage Farmstead.
•    August 14: Join Heritage Farmstead for a morning of barn-raisin’, boot stompin’ fun at a Banjo Band Sing-A-Long. This one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!
•    September 11: Enjoy an old fashioned ice cream social followed by a concert by acclaimed music group Men of Note. This program will begin at 11:30 a.m. instead of 10 a.m.
•    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 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

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