Plano Heritage Farmstead Museum

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A few Dallas-area museums went on for free on the Museum Day. There was a little farmstead museum not far from where my parents lived in Plano. The museum usually charges a $3 fee per person. Museum Day will save us from this “exorbitant” cost.

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According to Wikipedia, Heritage Farmstead Museum (also known as the Ammie Wilson House) is a historic farm museum in Plano. The center of the museum, a late-Victorian farm-house, was built in 1891 on a 365-acre farm belonging to Mary Alice Farrell and her husband Hunter Farrell, a landowner and businessman whose family had moved to Plano, Texas from Virginia. The Farrells divorced in 1929 and eventually their daughter Ammie took over management of the farm and became an award-winning livestock breeder before her death in 1972.

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A little water tank at the back of the old mansion.

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Going to the back yard.

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A few barns awaited us.

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The main barn is now converted into a little museum talking about the people in the family.

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A piano stood quietly next to the stairs that led to the attic.

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The implement shet displayed all the machines and automations around the old plantation.

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Myriad of carriages.

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Old tractors, some of their factories no long existed.

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Livestock barns.

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Burner for working with metals.

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Hog house.

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Sheep.

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Donkey.

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Carriage House.

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A reproduction of the old local one-room school.

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Trying to fit in……

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Practicing roping skills.

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