FREE TOUR OF McKINNEY-ADAY FARMHOUSE

Around 100 visitors enjoyed a FREE tour of the beautifully restored 1913 McKinney-Aday Farmhouse, on June 3 & 4, 2023, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.  The historical and architectural significance of the Prairie-style McKinney-Aday Farmhouse has been acknowledged by its being awarded Read More …

A FUN PRAIRIE WILDLIFE AND WILDFLOWER ADVENTURE

The 2023 event on Sunday, April 30th, was a lot of fun!  Visitors enjoyed going on wildflower walks, watching the awesome beauty of butterflies alighting on the Texas Blackland Prairie flowers, doing fun crafts that featured learning about Texas’ floral Read More …

FARMING ITEMS DONATED BY ELLIS COUNTY MUSEUM

The Ellis County Museum donated items related to the farming history of Ellis County to the Rural Heritage Farm.  The items will be available for display and/or demonstration at the Farm.  Donated items include equipment needed for taking care of Read More …

FARM CONTINUES TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS

A lot of improvements have been made or are being planned for the Farm.  Historical Preservationist Contractor Shane McKinley repaired and repainted weathered areas on the 1913 farmhouse.  Lonestar Roofing and Construction capped the old cistern and well near the Read More …

SEED BALLS PLANTING PROJECT

The highly successful Seed Balls Planting Project was supported by a $500.00 Seed Grant to the Ellis County Rural Heritage Farm from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and underwritten by Native American Seed.  Ginger Cole, Rural Heritage Farm Board Read More …

FARM HERITAGE DAY 2022 A GREAT SUCCESS!

Farm Heritage Day on Sunday, September 25, 2022 was a great success!  Over 400 people attended, including lots of families and children.  It was a warm but beautiful day to enjoy a variety of outdoor and indoor living history activities.  Read More …

VIRTUAL PRAIRIE WILDLIFE & WILDFLOWER ADVENTURE

A video of the 2019 Prairie Wildlife and Wildflower Adventure shows visitors enjoying and learning about the beautiful flora and fauna of the Texas Blackland Prairie.   Enjoy this virtual tour of the Prairie Wildlife and Wildflower Adventure at the Farm any Read More …

NATIVE PRAIRIES ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP

The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is an important new Community Partner of the Rural Heritage Farm.  In January 2022 Lu Ann Aday, Ph.D., President of the Ellis County Rural Heritage Farm Board, toured the impressive new NPAT headquarters Read More …