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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Collin County History Museum Then & Now Exhibit

McKinney Then and Now Exhibit at Collin County History Museum

McKinney Then & Now gives glimpses of life in old McKinney. Historic photos, artifacts, and set designs of historic buildings help tell the stories of the people, places, and events that helped shape McKinney.

Due to COVID and social distancing, the museum is closed for in-person touring. However, there are numerous Zoom events available.


Sign up now to reserve your spot:
  • A Night on the Town: February 23rd at 2:00pm- Register now
    The Story of Entertainment in McKinney Then and Now, is presented by Pat Rodgers, Collin County History Museum historian. She chronicles McKinney’s earliest family gatherings of 1842, celebrating barn raising with food and dancing, to the arrival of the circus and Wild West Shows, the opening of the Heard Opera House, and the many movie theaters that followed.
  • Running with Bonnie and Clyde: April 27th at 2:00pm- Register Now
    Welcome to gangster land, 1930’s and the world of Ralph Fults, hometown boy who left McKinney to run with the most infamous gangster of them all – Clyde Barrow. Follow his journey in his own words as he relives those 10 Fast Years with Bonnie and Clyde.
  • A Season of Giving, The Collin County Poor Farm: June 29 at 2:00pm
  • Bad Boys of McKinney: August 31 at 2:00pm
  • Collin County Freedom Fighters, True Stories from the Wall of Honor, The Vietnam War: October 26 at 2:00pm


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