Entertainment, Fashion and Fun for Seniors in Dallas
Looking for something to do? How about visit the Collin County History Museum, find a quiet place to watch the world go by at the Dallas Arboretum or see the Dallas Symphony?
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The Collin County Historical Society began in 1957 with Roy and Helen Hall who saw a need for preserving local history. They began collecting stories of past events by interviewing people and collecting family papers and photographs. Roy would write up his research in articles submitted to local newspapers. In later years, Helen wrote several books about Collin County pioneer families, schools, churches, communities, and the history of the city of McKinney. By 1975, the collection had outgrown not only their home but also the collecting efforts of other historically minded folks from Plano, Frisco, McKinney, and other communities around the county.
300 E. Virginia Street, McKinney, TX 75069
Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts
Conveniently located in the Galatyn Park Urban Center in the heart of Richardson's business and technology area, the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations is an important component of the cultural and corporate landscapes of the North Texas region. Our mission is to create, foster and sustain an environment of cultural diversity, educational enrichment, and fulfilling experiences benefiting all who live and work within our community.
More than 979,219 visitors from all 50 states, as well as 90 countries, came through our gates in 2018. The Arboretum has been listed among the top arboretums in the world and the number of honors is so extensive it is listed on our website. The Dallas Arboretum is proud to offer the public an array of popular annual events, educational programs for children and adults, and an emphasis on family-oriented activities. Ground-breaking horticultural research conducted in our Trial Gardens continues to contribute to an important body of knowledge, both regionally and nationally.
Located on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Arboretum’s 66 acres include a complete life science laboratory with endless potential for discovery. The Arboretum has a 75 member Board of Directors, 120 full-time paid staff members, 50+ part-time paid staff members, and more than 273 active volunteers.
8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Jaap van Zweden, is the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest United States and committed to inspiring the broadest possible audience with distinctive classical programs, inventive pops concerts and innovative multi-media presentations. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra traces its origins back to a concert given by a group of forty musicians in 1900 with conductor Hans Kreissig. German born Kreissig studied composition and conducting with Arthur Sullivan in London and was accompanist to the English cornet player Jules Levy. He left for the States in 1883, as part of a touring opera company and settled in Dallas one year later, where he made a living teaching piano and organ as well as directing church choirs. This was a period of huge growth in the city which profited from being a railroad hub for transportation from East to West. From a small agricultural community, the city grew in numbers and financial standing, bringing with it a more affluent population and an interest in the arts.
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Dallas Symphony Orchestra
2301 Flora Street Dallas, Texas 75201-2413
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The McKinney Community Band is a group of volunteer musicians who rehearse weekly and hold several FREE public concerts each year. All our concerts are family-friendly and cover a wide variety of band literature, including both popular and classical music.
Join us on Zoom October 24th at 7 p.m. and enjoy an entertaining family-friendly evening of popular tunes from the silver screen! The McKinney Community Band’s virtual concert features new performances by several small ensembles as well as popular past performances by the full band. Find details and the streaming link at . This concert is sponsored in part by grants from the McKinney Community Development Corporation and McKinney Arts Commission. Watch for more surprises, too.