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Events from the Doss Heritage and Culture Center
1400 Texas Drive
Weatherford, Texas 76086
817-599-6168

Weatherford to celebrate Mary Martin

March 24, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/10/2014 - 5:30pm

Come and celebrate one of Weatherford’s brightest hometown girls, Mary Martin, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in Weatherford.
Martin was the winner of a Tony Award, Kennedy Award and a Peabody Award and has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Tickets are $25 per person and include dinner from Quimbys Quisines of Weatherford. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and visitors can view the Memories of Mary Martin exhibit inside the museum before and after dinner. Dress for the evening is business casual. The evening’s highlight is Mary Martin historian George Dansker sharing his lifetime of research about Martin’s life and career. Sponsors for the Mary Martin Dinner and Lecture are First Financial Bank, Jerry’s GM and Parker County Today.

Doss Heritage Fall Festival

November 13, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/16/2013 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Doss Center Fall Festival
The first Doss Heritage and Culture Center Fall Festival will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.16, to celebrate cooler weather and the changing of the seasons. The event will feature arts and crafts, local storytellers and Native American-inspired games. Admission to the museum is free after a $5 arts and crafts fee payment.

"Our Fall Festival is not only a way to spend quality time with your family but it's a learning experience. The crafts, games and stories are inspired by the Native American tribes who lived in the area centuries ago. The festival also gives families a chance to explore our wonderful Texas history museum and learn about the rich history that surrounds the Doss Heritage and Culture Center," said Collette Annillo, Education and Programs Coordinator at the Doss Center.

Exhibits at the Doss Center during the event will include the Mary Martin Centennial Exhibition and the Trail Drivers Exhibition.
The Mary Martin Centennial Exhibition runs from Nov. 15 through January 2014. Mary Martin, Weatherford’s own favorite daughter, star of stage and screen, is celebrated on what would have been her 100thbirthday. See the gallery overflowing with artifacts and letters in her own hand.

The Trail Drivers Exhibition is open through May 2014. Learn about the famous and infamous cowboys who made Texas a name known through the country from the end of the Civil War to the turn of the century.

New exhibit at Doss Center

February 19, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Wed, 02/20/2013 (All day)

Trail Drivers is the newest exhibit opening to the public Feb. 20 at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in Weatherford. Visitors can learn more about the famous and infamous cowboys who made Texas a name known throughout the country from the end of the Civil War through 1900. Longhorn cattle were driven by Goodnight and Loving from the wilds of Texas to market in Denver. “Parker County played an integral role in the development of the Goodnight Loving story and that legacy continues today,” said Amanda Rush, curator. “Visitors will learn about Charles Goodnight’s chuck wagon design and how Loving’s body returned to Weatherford after he met his untimely death on the trail.” In addition to learning about cattle drivers’ past, visitors can connect the story of the longhorn cattle’s importance to Texas history to the conservation efforts of today to keep the breed alive. The exhibit will be in the museum’s Cartwright Gallery.

The opening on Feb. 19 will be for members only. Attire for the evening is Dressy Western and attendees must present proof of membership for free admission to the exhibit opening. Memberships may be purchased the night of the reception.

Poverty Simulation

October 16, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 9:00am - 11:30am

A poverty simulation will be from 9-11:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center, 1400 Texas Drive, Weatherford. Walk a mile in the shoes of those facing poverty by participating in the community action poverty simulation titled, "Poverty, Parker County." This experience provides participants with the opportunity to assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget. The experience is divided into four, 15-minute sessions, each of which represents one week you must provide for your family and maintain your home. To register, visit www.centerofhopetx.com/Poverty.

“Unearthed” Exhibit

January 23, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Sunday until Mon Apr 02 2012 .
Sun, 01/29/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 02/05/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 02/12/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 02/19/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 02/26/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 03/04/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 03/11/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 03/18/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 03/25/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 04/01/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

"Unearthed""Unearthed"

The Doss Heritage and Culture Center will host the “Unearthed” exhibit through April 1 in the Cartwright Gallery, featuring artists E.O. “Ted” Hemenway and Dwain Kelley. Hemenway’s work, Texas Wildwood Originals, started as a hobby but has become a passion for the artist. The natural materials he uses are gathered from ranches all around Texas. Species used are pecan, oak, walnut, bois d’ arc (or simply “bodark” here in Texas), birds-eye maple, cedar and his most used wood-mesquite. Dwain Kelley calls his pieces Sculptural Assemblages and uses a palette of old wood, metals, gold leaf, cloth, glass, rocks, or new materials aged to emulate the look of another time. He describes his work as “grounded in the unearthing of another time.” The DHCC is located at 1400 Texas Drive in Weatherford. Hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.

"Unearthed""Unearthed"

"Unearthed""Unearthed"

“Unearthed” Exhibit

January 23, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Mon Apr 02 2012 .
Tue, 01/31/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 02/01/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 02/02/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 02/03/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 02/04/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 02/07/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 02/08/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 02/09/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 02/10/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 02/11/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 02/14/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 02/15/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 02/16/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 02/17/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 02/18/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 02/21/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 02/22/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 02/23/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 02/24/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 02/25/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 02/28/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 02/29/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 03/01/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 03/02/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 03/03/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 03/06/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 03/07/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 03/08/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 03/09/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 03/10/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 03/13/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 03/14/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 03/15/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 03/16/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 03/17/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 03/20/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 03/21/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 03/22/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 03/23/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 03/24/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 03/27/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 03/28/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 03/31/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

"Unearthed""Unearthed"

The Doss Heritage and Culture Center will host the “Unearthed” exhibit through April 1 in the Cartwright Gallery, featuring artists E.O. “Ted” Hemenway and Dwain Kelley. Hemenway’s work, Texas Wildwood Originals, started as a hobby but has become a passion for the artist. The natural materials he uses are gathered from ranches all around Texas. Species used are pecan, oak, walnut, bois d’ arc (or simply “bodark” here in Texas), birds-eye maple, cedar and his most used wood-mesquite. Dwain Kelley calls his pieces Sculptural Assemblages and uses a palette of old wood, metals, gold leaf, cloth, glass, rocks, or new materials aged to emulate the look of another time. He describes his work as “grounded in the unearthing of another time.” The DHCC is located at 1400 Texas Drive in Weatherford. Hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.

"Unearthed""Unearthed"

"Unearthed""Unearthed"

PAINT Exhibit

January 23, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sat Apr 07 2012 .
Sun, 01/29/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 02/05/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 02/12/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 02/19/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 02/26/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 03/04/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 03/11/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 03/18/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 03/25/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 04/01/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

PAINTPAINT
The Doss Heritage and Culture Center will host the PAINT exhibit through April 6. PAINT (Professional Artists in North Texas) is a group of passionately committed artists who make a weekly practice of painting outdoors. The subject matter is landscapes and botanicals, but they also paint still lives and figurative works. The PAINT exhibit includes 13 different professional North Texas artists, including Pamela Blaies, Tina Bohlman, Ann Hardy, Cheri Irwin, Shirley Kinworthy, Beverly Richmond, Paula Robinson, Arlene Butterworth Taylor, Irma Ward, Frances Chausse White, Margie Whittington, and Trish Wise. The DHCC is located at 1400 Texas Drive in Weatherford. Hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.

PAINTPAINT

PAINTPAINT

Art samples courtesy of saltforkimages.com

PAINT Exhibit

January 23, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sat Apr 07 2012 .
Tue, 01/31/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 02/01/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 02/02/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 02/03/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 02/04/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 02/07/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 02/08/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 02/09/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 02/10/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 02/11/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 02/14/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 02/15/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 02/16/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 02/17/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 02/18/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 02/21/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 02/22/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 02/23/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 02/24/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 02/25/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 02/28/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 02/29/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 03/01/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 03/02/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 03/03/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 03/06/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 03/07/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 03/08/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 03/09/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 03/10/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 03/13/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 03/14/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 03/15/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 03/16/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 03/17/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 03/20/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 03/21/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 03/22/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 03/23/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 03/24/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 03/27/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 03/28/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 03/31/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed, 04/04/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

PAINTPAINT
The Doss Heritage and Culture Center will host the PAINT exhibit through April 6. PAINT (Professional Artists in North Texas) is a group of passionately committed artists who make a weekly practice of painting outdoors. The subject matter is landscapes and botanicals, but they also paint still lives and figurative works. The PAINT exhibit includes 13 different professional North Texas artists, including Pamela Blaies, Tina Bohlman, Ann Hardy, Cheri Irwin, Shirley Kinworthy, Beverly Richmond, Paula Robinson, Arlene Butterworth Taylor, Irma Ward, Frances Chausse White, Margie Whittington, and Trish Wise. The DHCC is located at 1400 Texas Drive in Weatherford. Hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.

PAINTPAINT

PAINTPAINT

Art samples courtesy of saltforkimages.com

Artist Reception

January 23, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/03/2012 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Doss Heritage and Culture Center will host a reception for the artists of its two current exhibits: “Unearthed” and “Paint.” The reception will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. The DHCC is located at 1400 Texas Drive in Weatherford.

Expressions From the Soul

October 10, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Sunday until Thu Jan 05 2012 .
Sun, 10/16/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 10/23/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 10/30/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 11/06/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 11/13/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 11/20/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 11/27/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 12/04/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 12/11/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 12/18/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 12/25/2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun, 01/01/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

One of the most anticipated exhibits of the year is on display at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center until Jan. 3, 2012.

Expressions From the Soul features artists such as Linda Sale, Cathy Quest, Jane Conkling, Marilyn Brumley, Judy Mason, Chris Snoddy, Martha Spurlock, Carol Noeding, Don Collins, Jim Friddle, Gail Sloan, Bill Barrick, Dale Ousley, Mike Wells, Don Collier, Satch Grimley, Beth Prichard, Linda Henry, Marcia Matcham, Jenn Parker, Pat Stroud and Sherri Woodard Coffey.

“All of the Expressions From the Soul artists are from Texas and are professional artists, which means they earn their living from their art. There will be oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, but also metal sculpture, jewelry, glass, and pottery,” said Exhibit Curator C.B. Williams.

“We’ve been scouring galleries, art shows and outdoor festivals over the past year for artists to include as part of this exhibit. We looked for quality artists. And, like years past, if you love it you can take it home with you,” Williams added.

All of the pieces will be on sale with prices ranging from $50 to $30,000.

“This has been such a popular show that we had to limit artists to no more than three pieces,” said Heather Castagna, Executive Director of the DHCC. “The best part of purchasing a piece of art, is that a portion of the proceeds benefit our programs. You get quality artwork that helps our community.”

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