COVID-19

First and foremost we are dedicated to the safety of our guests and staff. Below are our guidelines for re-opening The Doss during this unprecedeted time in our History.  

Private Events

  • Opening June 1st, 2020 with restrictions
  • Events only happening in Heritage Hall with a current max capacity of 75% per State Guidelines (150-178 people). No events in the Vandagriff Room at this time due to capacity restrictions.
  • All food handlers will be required to wear mask and gloves including bartenders. No self serve food allowed.
  • Heritage Hall will be sanitized after each event with a sanitizing sprayer and tables and chairs and surfaces wiped down.
  • The Doss will provide sanitizing stations at the entrance of the building and entrance to Heritage Hall and in the Kitchen. It is recommended clients bring additional hand sanitizer for their guests in the event.
  • Masks are required per the State Guidelines- Staff will be required to wear masks when interacting with the public.
  • No more than 8 chairs at a table and a mask is suggested if not sitting with a family group per the State Guidelines.
  • Doss Staff will enforce capacity restrictions and food handling requirements. Social distancing recommendations will be posted at entrances but not enforced directly by Doss Staff.

Programs

Summer 2020 Programs:

June – No in person programs at the museum.

Free Programs

  • Digital Story time every Tuesday Morning at 10:30am
  • Weekly Digital Activity Videos ( STEAM labs, History Alive, Western Heritage Field Trips, DIY activities.) All videos will be on Facebook, Youtube and on our Doss Digital Page
  • Every other week we will offer free activity kit pick up. These kits include supplies to do an activity at home and correspond to a video with instructions on the activity.

July – We will have limited outdoor no contact programs – Check out our Doss Kids Page for a details 

Museum Opening

  • Opening June 11th, 2020 with restrictions to Doss Partners
  • June 23rd, 2020 the Museum will open completely to the public.
  • Galleries will be limited to a 75% capacity or 175 people.
  • We will encourage Museum Partners and visitors to call for timed reservations. If they arrive and we are at capacity they will be asked to wait in their vehicles or return for a later time.
  • After each time group common surfaces will be wiped down by staff.
  • Masks are required per the State Guidelines- Staff will be required to wear masks when interacting with the public.
  • All interactive gallery features will be closed, removed, or modified per the State guidelines.
  • Sanitizing stations will be located throughout the museum and galleries.
  • Social Distancing Tile will be located throughout the lobby and galleries to encourage visitors to practice social distancing.
  • The galleries will be closed when private events are scheduled for the time being to allow for capacity requirements.
  • Special time frames for vulnerable populations will be available.

 

Get Involved

Join the Doss in our Mission to continue to provide our community with a beautiful place that collects, preserves, and interprets the history of Parker County through cultural and educational events that raise awareness and pride in our western heritage.  
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Physical Address

1400 Texas Dr.
Weatherford TX, 76086
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Museum Hours

Tues – Sat : 10am - 5pm
Thurs : 10am-8pm
Sun & Mon: Closed

Contact Us

(817) 599-6168
info@dosscenter.org

Mailing Address

PO Box 215 
Weatherford, TX 76086 

Mission Statement

The mission of the James and Dorothy Doss Heritage and Culture Center is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Parker County through cultural and educational events that raise awareness and pride in our western heritage. 

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