Gillette Brothers Concert April 30

Tickets or call 817-599-6168

They play guitars, banjos, harmonicas, tambourines, bones, kazoos.  They do a few vaudeville and minstrel show comedy routines.

When not touring themselves, the Gillette Brothers run The Camp St. Cafe & Store in Crockett, Texas, a live music venue that has featured some of the top perfomers in the country.  In April the Gillette Brothers will be receiving the Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City along with Weatherford resident Craig Swancy.

“We are so thrilled to be able to bring these talented, family-friendly performers to Weatherford,” said Betsy Pedigo, Operations Manager. “Their mix of songs, poetry and fun will make it a night to remember.”

The Gillettes have played at major events and venues around the country including: The Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC, The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, NV, The Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering in Prescott, AZ; The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY, and The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK.  See them Here for one night only.



And they sing, Pipp, 55, in a strong baritone and Guy, 59, usually in harmony, in a pure tenor. They sing of cowboys dying on the prairie, of outlaws and horses, of lovers saying farewell, of hard times come knocking at the door.

Dallas Morning News

One Night Only – Saturday, April 30, 7 PM

Tickets $15 each

You can also have dinner with the Gillette’s. A Special Menu is being prepared at the Downtown Cafe’, Tickets for the dinner are $15 each and space is limited. Please purchase your tickets for the Dinner by April 26. *Concert will be at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center and Dinner will be at the Downtown Cafe’.

Tickets for Dinner $15 each

“With My Needle” Exhibit

Coming April 5-June 30, is by Fort Worth Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc., showing members’ needlework, beading, antique and modern tools, and more. The purpose of this chapter is to foster the highest standards of excellence in the practice of the art of embroidery through an active program of education and study and to preserve the heritage of the art of embroidery. Come join us in a reception for the opening of this exhibit Sat. May 14, 1 pm till 6 pm.

The new exhibit, showcases work from the “Cowtown Stitchers.”  Pieces on display will be both antique and new, according to Mendie Cannon, chairman of “With My Needle.” “We look forward to meeting with people who may be interested in learning how to ‘stitch’ and create wonderful works of art that will become family heirlooms.  Many of our members have pieces of needlework completed by grandparents, aunts and parents.   They are treasured memories and are handed down through the family”, she continued.

The Fort Worth Chapter has a membership of 55 women who are passionate about the needlearts.

“The Story of Parker County, Texas 1852-1956”

“The Story of Parker County, Texas 1852-1956” by Jon Vandagriff is available in our gift shop or can be purchased online.

The gift shop at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center is a great place to shop for local history books, picture frames, spring gifts, children toys, cards and more. Come by during regular museum hours to find something special.

No Show-No Go Gala Ball

It’s not too late to give and be among the list of folks who are supporting the Doss Heritage and Culture Center with their tax-deductible donations.  Please call Betsy Pedigo at 817-599-6168 for more information:


Bob & Betsy Browder, Jim Calhoun Jr., Edwin & Shirley Chenault, Robyn Coffey, James & Dorothy Doss Foundation, Dr. Mark & Sarah Eidson, Bob & Carolyn Glenn, The Pizza Place-Roger Grizzard, Mr. & Mrs. karl K. LaFleur, Catherine Marshall, Joe P. Strain, Christie Tull, Western Heritage Furniture, Jeff Williams, Byrne C. and Joyce Moody, Camilla Brandon & Reuben Parton, Jan Bateman, Gayle Young and Martha Tandy.

In Memory of: Everett & Kathleen Hooks, from Marcus & Elyse Carter, Rowena Doss Goss from Grogan Family Foundation, Susan & Oliver Loving from Nancy & Gene Dozier, Bill & Mary Newberry from Bob & Anne Bergman, Dr. Jim Boyd from Veleda J. Boyd, James Doss from John & Myrna Fields, James Doss from Pat & Sharon Hamilton, Rowena Doss Goss from Mrs. Mark Littleton, Charles T. Morris from Jean Morris, Kellie Wilson & Ernie Rutledge from Eva Earl Rutledge, Elizabeth Shawyer Cramer from Pat Shawyer, and Louis D. Huse from Ruth Huse

Special Events at the Doss…..

Parker County is known for its rich history and cultural icons.  Throughout the year, the Center hosts a variety of speakers and special guests that present a wide array of topics with a local flair.  From politicians and authors, to craftsman, artisans and musicians, the Center brings the best in cultural education and enrichment to our guests. Check our calendar for upcoming events.