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Posted on: January 17, 2024

February 2024 - Frisco's Celebration of African American Heritage

In February, Play Frisco invites the community to celebrate the achievements and contributions of African Americans to the history and culture of Frisco. The department’s special program, “Frisco's Celebration of African American Heritage,” will feature a comprehensive exhibition from regional artists and historic Frisco figures, along with hands-on activities for all ages and abilities.

Frisco Heritage Museum

  • Woven Together — The ongoing featured exhibit, Woven Together, will have a special display spotlighting members of the Frisco community, including African American musicians, teachers, military veterans, and City Council members. This exhibit runs February 1 through June 22. A public reception and open house for the exhibit will be held February 9 from 5-7 p.m. at the Heritage Museum.
  • Common Threads: Celebrating Families — On February 3, Museum staff will have family-friendly crafts and activities in the Museum visitors center, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Common Threads: William Sidney Pittman — This activity on February 17 highlights William Sidney Pittman, the first practicing black architect in Texas. Pittman designed several historic projects in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Waco, and Waxahachie, including the Colored Carnegie Library of Houston and the Pythian Temple of Dallas. Family-friendly activity in the Museum visitors center, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Common Threads: Elijah McCoy — This activity day on February 24 focuses on Elijah McCoy who developed 57 U.S. patents that concentrated on making the steam engine work better. Trains have a special place in Frisco’s heritage, and this event will celebrate imagination and ingenuity through an activity in the Museum visitors center, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Frisco Discovery Center

  • The DREAMS exhibition features work by artists Rapheal Crump, Demarcus McGaughey, Huey Dynamite, and Leslie Horton Montena, displaying their work in celebration of Black History Month. The art will be on display in the Grand Gallery from February 1 through March 1.
  • The public reception for the DREAMS exhibition is February 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the Grand Gallery. It will include artist gallery talks, live music by Chima Ijeh, and light refreshments.

Other Highlights

  • February 16 — Music in the Chamber concert featuring Kelvin Thomas. Since 2017, Kelvin has garnered a loyal following of regional supporters and collaborators throughout Texas as a Folk-Americana act. Tickets can be purchased online at playfrisco.org/musicinthechamber.

About Play Frisco
Play Frisco provides fun and meaningful experiences for people of all ages and abilities so they can enjoy a happier, healthier life. As the Parks and Recreation department for Frisco, Texas, we create a sense of well-being through play by offering quality parks, recreation, and cultural experiences.

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