Do you remember shopping at Bowden’s, eating at the Texas Café, seeing a movie at the Plaza, paying a parking meter in nickels to park on the square, gathering downtown on Saturday night? The Doss Heritage and Culture Center has reached out to the community to collect memories of the Weatherford Square, as well as showcasing many never before seen artifacts from our collection to bring the Downtown Square’s evolving past back to life.
It began in June 1856, when a public square was staked out and Weatherford was declared the new seat of Parker County. A Walk Around Town will look at the history of the Weatherford Square, its design as a courthouse square, the ways in which it has evolved and changed over the years to accommodate our growing city, the memories it has left with us and how local businesses are bringing life back to the square. See the exhibit beginning in August at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in Weatherford.