PAST EVENTS

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - "Farm Heritage Day"

A fun Sunday afternoon in the country celebrating the living history of farm life and skills of late 19th & early 20th century family farms.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - "Prairie Wildlife & Wildflower Adventure"

An event co-hosted with the Indian Trail Chapter of the Master Naturalists, Ellis County Museum, Inc. & the Prairielands Groundwater Conservation District.

  • Visitors learned about prairie birds, bees & native pollinators, wildlife identification, seed ball making, Blackland prairie soils, trees & grasses, and went on interesting and informative wildflower walks guided by the Indian Trail Chapter of the Master Naturalists.
  • The Prairielands Groundwater Conservation District educational trailer provided important information on the sources and conservation of precious groundwater in Ellis and the surrounding counties.
  • Photos of Prairie Wildlife & Wildflower Adventure
  • Video of Prairie Wildlife & Wildflower Adventure

2018 Christmas Tree Decorating Party

A special thanks to Master Naturalist Don Happ for harvesting two lovely Christmas Trees and Girl Scout Service Unit 251 in Waxahachie for making the historic decorations and beautifully decorating the trees at a Christmas tree decorating party at the Farm.

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - "Farm Fun Day"

An event co-hosted with the Indian Trail Chapter of the Master Naturalists, Ellis County Museum, Inc., & Waxahachie Chautauqua Assembly

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - "Wildflower & Nature Walk"

An event co-hosted with the Indian Trail Chapter of the Master Naturalists

  • Tour of natural areas at the farm to learn about Texas Blackland Prairie flora and fauna
  • Leaslie Deville was the Winner of the Wildflower & Nature Walk Photo Contest with the lovely photo of a Bee on a Flower!

    As the contest winner, Leaslie received a free Charter Family Membership in the Rural Heritage Farm, which extends through December 31, 2019.   In addition to being posted on the Rural Heritage Farm website and Facebook page, the winning photo has been printed and displayed at the McKinney-Aday Farm House at the Heritage Farm.

  • The Invitation
  • Drone Video of the Wildflower & Nature Walk Event

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - Rural Heritage Day

An event to introduce the Ellis County Rural Heritage Farm