Zoom Learning Events from the History Museum
The Zoom tours are funded in part through a Promotional Grant from the McKinney Community Development Corporation.
Past Zoom Tours
Bad Boys and Desperados of McKinney: Presented by Pat Rodgers. The Year is 1862! Join Pat Rodgers, historian and storyteller, and come ride with Frank and Jesse James, Cole Younger, Sam Bass, and Belle Starr, Queen of the Outlaws, as they rob and pillage the countryside.
A Season of Giving, The Collin County Poor Farm: Presented by Pat Rodgers,
The Collin County Poor Farm located in McKinney from the early 1900s to the 1950s was the face of poverty’s past. The county carried the welfare burden, and the indigents came to the manual labor poor house and farm. Meet the real people and follow their personal stories as they worked the fields, planted the crops and reaped the harvest.
A Night on the Town by Pat Rodgers
This video chronicles McKinney's earliest gatherings in 1842, celebrating barn raising with food and dancing, to the arrival of the circus and Wild West Shows, the opening of The Heard Opera House and the many movie theaters that followed.
The Collin County History Museum Tour
by Kristin Spalding
Running with Bonnie and Clyde: Presented by Pat Rodgers,
Welcome to gangster land, 1930’s and the world of Ralph Fults, hometown boy who left McKinney to run with the most infamous gangster of them all – Clyde Barrow. Follow his journey in his own words as he relives those 10 Fast Years with Bonnie and Clyde.