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Heritage Farmstead Museum presents "Friends of the Farmstead" fundraising dinner and concert

On Saturday, June 13, Plano's Heritage Farmstead Museum presented its fifth annual "Friends of the Farmstead," a fundraising dinner and concert event featuring appearances by the Dallas Mavericks' Donnie Nelson and the acoustic folk group The Trishas.

"We are thankful that many community joined us for a fun evening featuring dinner and live music on the historic grounds of the Heritage Farmstead Museum," said Heritage Farmstead Museum Executive Director M'Lou Hyttinen. 
The event featured a Texas BBQ dinner, performances by Zach Coffey and The Trishas, beer and wine and a VIP reception in the Texas Legends Lounge, hosted by Clint Haggard and Dallas Mavericks President and General Manager Donnie Nelson.  
The event has tripled in attendance and in revenue raised since its inception, said Hyttinen.
"All proceeds from this fundraising event support Heritage Farmstead Museum's mission of preserving and celebrating agricultural history and lifestyles in North Texas," she added.

About The Trishas:  When Jamie Wilson, Liz Foster, Kelley Mickwee and Savannah Welch first shared a stage in January 2009, their intention was simply to perform a couple of songs as part of a tribute to Savannah’s father, singer-songwriter Kevin Welch. They had no plans to pursue a joint musical future — they didn’t even have a name, and wound up calling themselves The Trishas on a whim (it popped into their heads because they were covering a Welch-authored Trisha Yearwood hit). The acoustically-focused, folk-influenced group is based in Austin, Texas. They have collaborated with some of the finest tunesmiths in Nashville and Austin — Bruce Robison, Natalie Hemby, John Eddie and Savannah’s dad, along with his firstborn, otherwise known as her brother, Dustin. Jason Eady, Owen Temple and Turnpike Troubadour Evan Felker are among other co-writers. Learn more at:

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

Tuesday, June 30, 2015