Weatherford Living

Summer fun for kids at the Doss in Weatherford

Night at the Museum for kids ages 6 – 12 on June 16

Spend a Night at the Museum for only $15 per child, while they explore the Doss Heritage and Culture Center, a Texas History Museum, 1400 Texas Drive in Weatherford. Kids will find exhibits on Weatherford’s own Peter Pan, cowboys, trail drivers, pioneers, Native Americans and log cabins. The event begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. and will include a snack, dinner, dessert, a t-shirt as well as fun historical games and a viewing of the movie Night at the Museum (rated PG). Registration is limited, so call or log on to the website today. The phone number is 817-599-6168, and the website is

History Alive series continues every other Tuesday morning through June and July

History Alive! is a free community educational program that is aimed at pre-school through elementary-aged children. It continues through June and July to instill a curiosity and love of learning for area children. The programs are on Tuesday mornings beginning at 10:30.

Programs this summer include:

▪ June 28 – Freedom Celebration – Crafts and fun activities celebrating our country’s Independence Day

▪ July 12 – Dallas Zoo – Animals visit the Doss from the Dallas Zoo, mammals and reptiles for close up experiences

▪ July 26 – Program to be announced.

“Come visit us at the Doss this summer. It’s our mission to share the rich history of Parker County with all of our residents – even the littlest ones. We have something this summer for all kids to enjoy,” said Ciara Draizin, Program and Events Coordinator at the Doss.

The museum is hosting two different exhibits currently in addition to the permanent collection on display. Celebrating 10 is based on the many different items included in the museum’s collection from a dress worn by Ina Chandor to Queen Elizabeth’s coronation to folk art buildings depicting downtown Poolville. It marks the museum’s first 10 years of existence in Parker County. Settling the Frontier is an exhibit in the Cartwright Gallery which explores how early settlers made their way to Texas and Parker County and the dwellings they built when they arrived. It is in advance of the Pioneer Park that will grace the Doss with four log cabins in the near future.

The mission of the James and Dorothy Doss Heritage and Culture Center is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Parker County through cultural and educational events that raise awareness and pride in our western heritage. For more information, contact the museum at (817) 599-6168. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours on Thursday nights until 8 p.m. Admission to the museum is always free. The museum is located at 1400 Texas Drive in Weatherford.