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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".

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:

•    June 10: Coachmen Culture in the Gilded Age - Historian Dr. Carolee Klimchock will speak about the culture of coach drivers during the Gilded Age. She explores how relationships between coachmen and their passengers resulted in public scandals. Dr. Klimchock is a graduate of Yale University, is a professor at UTD, and has appeared on C-SPAN.
•    July 7: Beautiful Houseplants - A speaker from Collin County Master Gardeners will teach guests about how to grow and maintain beautiful houseplants.
•    August 12: to be announced
•    September 9: Preparedness in Plano: Then and Now - In this program, Ron Moore, City of Plano CERT Manager, will discuss resources offered by the City of Plano in disaster scenarios, as well as how tips for how to keep yourself and your family safe. We will also discuss how early settlers to Plano handled disasters such as fires and tornadoes, as well as some of those occurrences in Plano's past.
•    October 14: Dallas Banjo Band – The 2019 season of the 55+ program closes with the Dallas Banjo Band. This 20-piece banjo band plays favorites from patriotic tunes to classical songs, all the way to some more modern favorites such as Sweet Caroline.

Pre-registration for each class is $6.00 per person. Groups of eight or more, $4 per person. Through June 7, guests  may also purchase a 55+ season package of programs for $25. Each program is limited to 50 registrants.  Online registration for the $6 per person price is available at www.heritagefarmstead.org. All other registration (season passes and groups) must take place by calling 972-881-0140 x 109. 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. 

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